Poppy1Million ..... Just to get this straight: In order for him to stand out; You opt for him chosing to be the friscy one with low standards? Also if you consider that to be more "Real skills" than being "the computer guy"; For you, hun, I'd be willing to make a go out of "frisky and low standards", even if "computer guy" is more my area of expertise/comfort.
Dilbert, rarefy yourself! Use Cialdini's scarcity principle and be something that people REALLY need. There is a TON of computer guys out there. Volunteer for something more special.
(Ooops! Folks, hold back on the rotten tomatoes. I'm a computer gal myself and know the tech-skill trick isn't working anymore. These days people need real skills like a heart to stand out from others and make a difference !!!!!!)