I wish we could reset learned helplessness on computers
I am really good at explaining things like federation but a lot of people shut down the instant you mention any term they associate with "computer stuff"
If I explain federation in terms of mail boxes that don't work like real mail boxes they get it
If I explain federation in terms of computers sending messages to each other they tell me it's too hard to understand
They're not incapable of understanding the concept but our culture says they are