How unusual, to post when things are good ... congratulations on the re-install, SpaceBar
That skill will enable you to continue to press forward in pursuit of further challenges,
knowing if it all goes south on you, you can start fresh again.
Knowing just enough to use your computer is at very least a step beyond just having a computer,
and not knowing how to use it. You are right about literacy, though.
Here you will become familiar with the terminology of computing, and then be able to talk
about problems before they happen, perhaps.
You also are qualified, regardless of the level of literacy you claim, to help others
in areas of using the computer you are capable of and they perhaps lack that
We are all illiterate about some things.
I was just reading about the fact that the chip manufacturers intend to abandon silicon
in favor of other materials and techniques in the not-to-distant future.
It seems they want to stayahead of Moore's Law, which states (apparently accurately) that
computing power will (and has) double every two years.
A billion transistors per chip just ain't enough.
We'll need a trillion in ten years, so welcome nanotechnology.
If you can double your own personal knowledge of computers and their use every 6 months,
shucks, you're keeping up!!
Welcome to BC.