Still a good point you made. If nothing else, the standard level of computer proficiency test should be used to screen for any potential new-hires at law firms (staff, attorneys, etc). You'd be SHOCKED at how poorly some ppl at large firms understand basic computer functions. I'm not talking about simple mistakes like saying "let me get your email" when that's nonsense and they mean to ask for someone's email address
(you wouldn't ever ask "hey, what's your street?" right?). No, I'm talking about ppl not knowing how to create a slide in powerpoint or open "my computer" in windows. Blows me away every day.
But lol, you cannot send someone a universal serial bus, that was pretty funny
I completely understand what you are saying. I actually taught a course (as it happens it was at WUSTL) on computer proficiency in the computer science department. The course was targeted at high school kids during the summer to get their sills up to snuff for college.
Example of lack of proficiency:
Me: "Now everyone, let's open up Internet Explorer."
Class: "Umm, what?"
Me: "The web browser."
Class: "The what? browse what?"
Me: "Ok, you know how you use AOL at home? This is just like that, except it's a blue 'e'. It lets you access the internet just like AOL does."
Class: "Ohhhhh. So where's AOL? I don't see it on the screen."
Me: "You mean on your desktop... never-mind. Just click that 'e' and it'll make sense."
Really I could go on for days with stories from teaching that class. I guess those kids would have graduated from college by now. How time flies.