Saturday, March 31, 2007

Knowledge Curse or Blessing?

Ever been the "smart person?"
It has its ups and downs. For example many years ago I worked designing electronic devices, and the first thing anyone that I met would ask was "can you fix my TV?" The usual answer was yes, but can you afford to pay me what I think the job is worth?

Now days, the conversations are the same with the exception that the TV is now a computer. Can you get my blah blah blah to use a wireless connection/multiple computers/Linux and the list goes on and on....... Its not so bad knowing a thing or two (million), and helping people is ok too. It's is just that the technology moves faster than an average person wants to try and grasp. Especially when learning anything in technology takes a minor mastery in a new language, and every technology has -if not its own language- a severe vocabulary requirement. And for some, you have to learn to make your fingers poke a series of keys in a fashion that will make complex secret handshakes look as simple as the Princess Di wave.

Somedays I have wished for a more blissfully ignorant reality; however, I just can't seem to stop sticking my nose in the nearest tech book/blog/rant/forum. The down side is that I may even someday perpetuate the insanity and contribute my own writtings to the world just keeping the flow of information going and going...........


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