The blog Dangerously Irrelevant compares the phrases “I’m not good at math” with “I’m not good at computers” and wonders why the second one is so much more acceptable. I concur.
I’m completely boggled when I meet fiercely intelligent, energetic, involved, interested, and interesting people and then hear them say something like “I don’t do computers.” Boggled.
When I hear something to the effect of, “I’m over 30, I’m not a computer person,” it translates into two messages:
The first says, “I make excuses,” and it’s disappointing.
The second says “I don’t value anything you say via computer or about computers,” and it’s insulting.
I’m smiling at the irony of posting this on my blog.