- It is still commonly assumed that 8GB RAM will make casual web browsing run twice as fast than 4GB.
- When a customer thinks that simply adding more RAM
will make their notebook run computer games better even though the
notebook’s non-upgradeable graphics card is beyond obsolete for today’s
- When people freak out because they can’t take anymore pictures due to their digital camera’s memory card “film” being full.
- People still refer to the desktop computer tower as the “CPU” or “Hard Drive” and the computer monitor as “the computer”.
- Many still think charging a device’s battery overnight is essential to fully charge it.
• That was true with the 1980s – 90s Nickel Cadmium/Nickel Metal Hydride batteries.
new notebook owners wonder why they suddenly have a computer infection
months after their 90-day anti-virus trial software expired.
- When the question asked is “What kind of Internet connection
do you have, Cable or DSL? ” and the response is “Yes, I have Wi-Fi”.
- People think the Apple Macbook Air and other similar-sized and spec ultraportable computers are “netbooks”.
- When Internet Service Provider (ISP) companies still say “10-20x faster than 56k dial-up” in their advertisements.
• As if 56k dial-up is still widely-used today to represent an industry benchmark.
- When people say “There’s 1000 MB in 1 GB” or “There’s 1000GB in 1 Terabyte”.
• (See # 8)
people discover their computer’s maximum RAM capacity is 4 GB or more
and ask to upgrade even though they’re running a 32-bit version of
• 32-bit Windows will recognize up to 3.72 GB RAM while 64-bit Windows will recognize up to 192 GB RAM.
- Some people still think Wi-Fi and 3G service are the same.
• I’ve actually had someone ask me “How would I connect my
iPad 3G to the Internet if there is no Wi-Fi network around? ”
- When it comes to computer infections, many perceive Mac
infections as “Social Engineering” while Windows is just inherently
• Social Engineering infections involve duping the
computer user to install/download/open/click something questionable [or
give up sensitive information] which happens to both Mac and Windows