On the sliding scale of computer users, where one end is "grandma" and the other end is "actually created the hardware," most gamers lie just below "power user".

@djsundog @Elizafox We really do need a more neutral term to refer to "your grandparents who are completely unskilled with technology and can barely launch a web browser" that isn't ageist, ableist, or sexist...

@Elizafox @djsundog One amusing term that my client's former IT lead coined to describe the site's userbase was... "not IBM compatible".

I don't think it really fits for the "everyone instantly knows what is meant by this" factor, though.

"Neophyte" or "luddite" often doesn't fit, either - we're talking about massively unskilled users, but not necessarily new users (and often *BELOW* a new user's skill level), and not necessarily anti-technology, just not understanding it.

@djsundog @Elizafox Although that does remind me that one of my users has literally called computers "tools of Satan".

@bhtooefr @djsundog @Elizafox "clueless?"

if you want to be more contemptful, "inept"

or if you want to sound like steve brule, just say dingus

@bhtooefr @Elizafox feverbrain says that we're missing easy word construction techniques for describing arbitrary states of being that other human languages have better facilities for, something something german

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