Empowering those who do not have the chance

One evening, I had a discussion with my work colleagues about who among the staff should receive IT training. One colleague said I should teach one of our office staff helpers on how to use a computer as “she does not even know how to turn one on”. The other colleague who was more realistic followed up by saying “She should not be trained?!?! She does not even use a computer at work?”

I reacted at him with utter disbelief, as if someone was throwing garbage out the window.

Damn it!!! I will teach this person and whoever else wants to know about how to use a computer, browse the Internet, play Solitaire, minimize windows, add scrolling text marquee screen savers AND all the joys and wonders of CTRL+ALT+DELETE!

…and I’ll help them with their English as well!