Some people get addicted to technology. They use technology for technology’s sake. So much so that they forget about everything else. Technology is just a tool for us to make our lives better. It should never become an addiction. The best position to adapt is non-attachment to technology.
At the same time on the other end there are people who use technology without much thought. They click and type without thinking. We have heard the tech support with all their stories. I think in this age we have to be techno-savvy. If not an expert, atleast a power user.
Yesterday, I was just wading through MS Excel and a thought struck me. How many of us are aware of all the features? Allright, how about 50%. Most of us don’t read the manuals and also don”t practice enough to do MS Excel full justice. But there are some who go on to become experts.
A common theme that runs among these experts is what I term as the ‘Probing ant’ factor. What this simply means is that they are willing to question the product and dig deeper. They have a intuitive ability to learn which has not dawned on them magically. Their attitude is exploratory in nature, I really admire these experts who are willing to dig further. Besides we have paid for the complete product, so it makes sense extruding every single drop of juice that we can.
All it takes to be a guru is inquisitveness, perseverance and discipline. We should be patient with those big thick books that technology writers write and then practice the product in front of us. This is not an overnight maneuvere. It takes time, but savor the effects, when people recognize you as someone they can run to for all technology related problems. Ofcourse, if you don’t get bugged by it. Fame helps, unless you chose to be an intovert.
But we need to rememeber one thing. Not to get swooned away by technoology. It is addictive by nature. But when you are in a dilemma, think Lord Krishna. He is saying be detached. Enjoy your learnings but dont have any dependency.