HEY PC BULIDERS!
swearing? cutting your fingers on a burr?
Having spent time professionally in both ioccupations the author mentions I can say without doubt that 'mechanic' is far far harder, so much so that the term 'mechanic' really belittles the wealth of knowledge required . should be at least "engineer" - a term stolen by you indoor clean fingernalied "network engineers" :)
compared to building PCs - and i mean single pcs not Facebook size enterprises
Working on cars is:
-physcally harder - those are bolts are tight!
-physicaly more uncomfortable - lying on you back on concrete, indoors if you're lucky
-more dangerous - obviously
-higher stakes - the components in a high performance job are worth far more.
-the tools required cost more, and are more difficult to use - both the mechanical and the electrical.
-diagnostic skills have to be better as components cannot just be removed or swapped to test due to expense and rarity.
-Components *do* have to be repaired sometimes not just replaced.
-things are harder to get at.
-a great knowledge of electrics is required
-a basic knowkledge of electronics is required - unlike pc building
I could go on but i dont know if anyones gonna read this
suffice it to say I could write a "build your PC" guide shorter than this post.
ok! hit me with the downvotes!