Most people blame themselves for not being "technological," or, in the case of computers, "computer literate." Something else was at work, here, however: design.
When I bought my first MS-DOS computer some years ago, I was astounded at how complicated DOS was. I found DOS needlessly complex for setting up subdirectories, moving to subdirectories and loading one's program. Why couldn't there be a way to turn on your computer, get a list of your programs and choose the one you wanted to use at the push of a key?
There was. After much stumbling, I discovered batch files. With batch files, you can make your own menu system (which I'll explain more next week). While I champion personal computers, I'm aware of how people can get easily confused and frustrated. My constant goal with this column is to make personal computing understandable, if not fun.