By Olivia on Birds Of A Fire
A lot of times the most basic concepts to you are entirely foreign to other people, and they shouldn’t be blamed for it.
A couple of weeks ago the boyfriend walked in the door with 2 giant computer monitors. He then bought a third. He assembled the entire thing himself and chatted with a few other computer enthusiasts on Internet Relay Chat (IRC) when he had issues with a missing part. In amazement, I said, “Where on earth do you even find people into things like that?”
A few months ago he took apart his custom-built CPU and reinstalled a fan. I think every time my CPU broke, we either bought a new one or just got it repaired. It never would’ve dawned on me to dismantle it and try to fix myself. It made me wonder. Why did he know how to build a computer and assemble hardware so well, whereas I’m scared just opening the CPU will cause something to break?