Graham Morby-Raybould

Designer. Developer. Freelancer.

Have you tried turning it off and on again


Have you tried turning it off and on again

It would seem its a common thing this day in age. As a developer I have a certain amount of computer knowledge that allows me to code software and websites. Also I have a certain amount of knowledge when it comes to servers, being Windows or Linux. But does that mean i know and understand how to fix everyone's computer?

Is knowing how to code giving people a false sense that I in some way know how to install a PDF reader or fix the dodgy printer my Mum got for cheap from Tesco? Or build the Ultimate gaming PC that will never ever break! 

Its a question I keep asking myself the more and more as I move through the private sector as more employers seem to want to get as much from there developers. I mean I really don't mind but software support on major programs really isn't my thing and that massive contraption you call a printer is as alien to me as it is to the tea lady who lived through the summer of love.

So I ask all my fellow developers out there how you feel about it? Do you embrace the chance to learn a little support or would you rather just code and let someone else deal with it?


Created: 2017-11-15.



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