My friends and family would e-mail me to ask for their usual free advise and to find out what's new in the PC world. I sent them a screen shot of my customized desktop just to show them what I had been up to.
They flipped over my shot of the Zippo suite.
The big question was, how in the world did you do that? My response was, do you want this on your desktop? I can walk you through and show you how. Are you interested?
Let me see a show of hands. Out of 100, 4 extremely green but brave souls stood up.
To make a long story short I ended up tutoring through e-mail, a novice group of 4 the science / art of maintaining their PC, navigation and functionality with customization as the learning tool, basically just using Windowblinds, Cursor XP, walls, Icon Packager and of course the K.I.S.S. principal.
Progressively 3 of the 4 became overwhelmed, disenchanted and dropped out due to self-inflicted information overload.
I'm happy to say that one of my friends hung in there, purchased Object Desktop, got a WC subscription, then went on to become a pretty dynamic shooter on his own accord. That would be WC member Longdude0
Screen shot by Longdude0 from March '07. The satisfaction for me was watching this guy's fear evolve into logic and confidence right before my eyes.