Well, I started using computers about ten years ago. So I started at least ten years later than most others.
My brother sent me a book called 'Windows for Dummies.' It was pretty useless as my computer is all in Japanese. But at least it showed that if I could actually read what was on the screen I would be able to use a computer.
So I figure things out really slowly because of the language problem. If I had a verbal interface I'd be all right - I just can't get the hang of the kanji. But I'm not too bad with computers these days.
But! In my early days of posting on boards I didn't know how to copy/paste, and used to type-out the whole thing I wanted to copy/paste. Naturally this took ages. But I thought it was the normal way to do it.
....... Until someone told me how to do it. It beats me how no one took the p*ss out of me.
Jeez! Did I feel a prat or what!