Embracing Your Inner Geek

Ordinary people are forced to learn more and more about technology. “Time and again, attractive new technologies have trickled out of the labs and into homes and offices, forcing ordinary users to develop skills that once would have seemed far too advanced for them. Early automobiles were so unreliable that drivers carried tool kits and learned to fix the balky machines. Early radio sets were handbuilt by avid hobbyists. ‘This is all part of a fairly predictable pattern. Folks have been doing that since the days of telegraphs and radios and televisions. There’s a real love of technology, and people want to get inside and tinker with them’.”