Is your inner Dilbert being helpful?

I’m not sure where I fall on the knee-jerk reaction to technical inaccuracies spectrum, but I do give most folks the benefit of the doubt as they try to explain Apps, APIs & such.

Even in the roles I have (and have had) I’ve never been the most technical, but I do pride myself on being a good cypher/translator of geek to human.

Where do you fall on the continuum of newbie to nerd?

Do you find yourself agreeing with Dilbert (via phampants) or with SocioSage (via sheatsb)?

Curious where my blogging, twittering crowd sees themselves (and their role in making this problem better or worse).

Is technical accuracy a cudgel you use to bludgeon others or do you try to meet them in the middle and shepherd them to better understanding?