>Actually no, a driver has no need to know about basic car maintenance. The only thing he's going
>to want to know is how to fill the wiper fluid. The rest is handled by his mechanic
Bollocks. If a driver has a blowout or some other mechanical failure related to skipped maintenance and causes a bad accident it won't be the mechanic hauled up in court.
>As for driving safely, you're likely to get as many opinions on that as people you ask
No, sorry, there are a few cast in stone no-nos. Pulling out in front of oncoming traffic , cutting people up, sitting 10 cm from someones back bumper on the motorway etc etc. People should know all this just like they should know not to use a public wifi network for anything they want to keep secure.
>Using a computer is not like driving a car, computers are way more complex
Not these days - cars are just computers on wheels now.
>Joe User just fires up his personal computing platform, goes to his trusted social site and
>TRUSTS THEM to manage stuff properly"
Thats because Joe User is an idiot.
>As for your "they deserve" comment, I am quite sure that if you ever need a lawyer and get one
>with that attitude, you'll be part of the whiners and bitchers as well.
>Or are you going to say that you know your Civil Law code down to the last article ?
Nice fail with the analogy there. I wouldn't attempt to undertake a legal proceeding myself - thats why I would hire a lawyer. However people expect to be able to operate a complex device themselves without having bothered to train themselves properly then complain when it all goes pear shaped. Well tough luck.