Next time you're sat mashing keys, wildly frustrated because something is proving so difficult to get done, remember that the majority of computing tasks are only straightforward because someone already made them easy.

If something's hard, maybe you could be the solution—so that other people don't have to struggle like you did. Or you could quit griping about inanimate silicon and just thank the thousands of engineers that put the laptop on your knee in the first place. Your call! [XKCD]