Most people are capable of being programmers, but they aren't capable of being good programmers. Most people just weren't born with the level of intelligence necessary to be such a thing, and evidence of this is everywhere.
Replace the word "programmers" with almost anything and this is still true.
I find it easy to believe that someone superstitious could think that tone was electromagnetism.
That's probably the best explanation I've heard for this yet.
As the trials of life continue to take their toll, remember that there is always a future in Computer Maintenance. -- National Lampoon, "Deteriorata"