Our day to day has become shaped by the technology we use, in the office and at home on our computers for work, our modes of transport with electric cars that rely on different technology to function, and on our mobile smart phones for gaming online through options at Wish, listening to music, or consuming content for movies and TV. For most, however, technology may as well be akin to magic as there’s often a lot of misunderstanding or a lack of knowledge around even the most basic platforms, and raises the question of whether or not every day users should invest more time in their tech.
Basic maintenance can solve many issues – One factor to be considered is that many issues that crop up with modern tech often come from a lack of basic maintenance, but there are fears that poking around the inside of devices can lead to other issues, void warranties, or just not knowing how much a lack of basic maintenance can influence performance. With a wealth of information available from technical documents to YouTube videos explaining how to apply basic care, this should be an easy place for many users to start.
Modular tech has also helped improve ease of understanding – Whether it comes time to upgrade some piece of internal hardware or just taking tech apart for basic maintenance as noted above, modularity has become key to help here and personal computers are a great example of this. Much like lego, hardware can often only be placed in one orientation, and are designed to be removed and replaced easily, it just takes a little know how and confidence to do. With a huge number of warranties on tech being attributed to basic ability, it’s certainly something that should have a time investment.
Basic troubleshooting can help resolve future issues, too – It’s often an untold skill for anyone involved in IT but knowing how to search for a solution is often vastly more important than knowing the solution and remembering the solution to every problem isn’t really possible. Investing a bit of time here can resolve a huge number of tech issues, and knowing how to troubleshoot can help with more complex issues that may pop up over time too.
It’s surprising just how many users don’t understand how to do even the simplest of tasks or search for the simplest of answers and it doesn’t take long to learn the skills to do so – and doing so can dramatically improve experiences with tech too.