Someone who is new to technology. A non-geek
Anything new has a tendency to invoke fear, wariness and distrust. Newcomers to the technoscene
are commonly assailed with pejoratives: but we were all newbies
once; and every one of us remains a noob
in some field of human endeavour - nobody knows it all.
The term 'technovice' is a more polite, welcoming term. It says, "Hi there friend, I see you're new here, do you need a hand?" whereas "FOAD
you loser n00b
!" simply pollutes cyberspace
The word can be read as 'tech
', describing the present state of the user
's knowledge (or rather, lack of it): but hidden within is the suggestion of things to come, when read as 'techno
"Mandy's a real technovice, I had to show her where the power switch was on her PC."