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Geek Comic for April 22nd – Conducting an ‘Idiot-Proof’ Check


Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 04/22/12

Comments (6)

  1. EKMA

    I have some “Bubba’s”….they’re called teenage employees

  2. LadyFitzgerald

    The worst “Bubbas” I’ve seen were older people. Teenagers generally adapt quite well to new technology.

  3. xana452

    I couldn’t count on my fingers and toes together how many Bubbas I know.

  4. LadyFitzgerald

    The problem with idiot proofing is they (whoever “they” are) keep coming up with better idiots.

  5. EKMA

    LadyFitzgerald….normally I would agree with you. The issue I see are the teenagers who try to find ways around the system. At least with the older people (who are still a Bubba in their own right), they don’t purposely try to mess with things. A teenager will mess up your computer and then pretend they didn’t do anything to it. An older person will usually admit it. That way, you can ask them to walk you step by step through what they’ve done (hopefully).

  6. UltimatePSV

    “The biggest mistake people make when trying to make something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.”
    –Douglas Adams

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