Okay, as I've mentioned before, I'd never really considered myself a technically proficient person. It wasn't until grad school that I learned what a CPU is, and while I think I have a fair grasp on what it is, it's not like I could communicate it effectively (without research and preparation, anyway) to another person.
My web proficiency is as much a surprise to me as it is to anyone else - honestly, web stuff isn't so hard - just click around and read stuff and you'll figure it out.
But as an example of WHY I'm not a true techie - I just can't figure out my MP3 player. Seriously, I've spent hours with the damn thing and it still doesn't work right. Either it's broken or I am. I have a Creative Zen Touch, which is old, but my husband gave it to me when he bought himself an iPod about 2 years ago. It's big and clunky. It doesn't navigate through my library the way I want it to. Now it crashes on a regular basis. It doesn't sync properly with my computer - instead of just adding music from my computer that doesn't currently exist on the Zen, it starts duplicating files. I just don't get it - I'm ready to throw it across the room in anger (hopefully targeted away from my beloved computer). After I pick it up, I want to wipe it clean, sell it on Ebay to some poor sucker for $50, and then just buy a big mini-SD for my phone. Then I'll have the equivalent of an iPhone a few months early.
I just don't understand why I can't get it - but I guess it comes down to the fact that I don't want to spend hours or days organizing my library and reading the manual and learning how it works. I want to use my husband's library (on itunes, alas, curse you DRM) which he's already organized nicely, and just have a central location for all of our music, and I want a music device that I can figure out without having to read the manual and spend hours figuring out. Even my PHONE isn't that hard to use, and it has Windows Mobile on it. Seriously - Windows is easier to figure out.