The state of working in technology and computers

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Working with computers all my life, it has occurred to me 2 types of employment working with computers.
I am not quite sure what to call it, but it has something to do with Front Wheel drive and Rear Wheel drive. Or something like a rickshaw and a wagon.

At time in my life, Ive been at the front of technology. We are forging ahead into territory we do not know about and we are exploring the possibilities of ourselves and technology. My coworkers are pushing me and I am pushing them. I possibly feel behind the crew in technological knowledge in some matters, and it is great because I am learning from them but also with them.

Now at other times, I feel like I have been pulling along people unexperienced with technology. I am teaching and trying to have them catch up to where I am at. The subject matter is old hat, and I am trying to get them up to date.

Teaching is an altruistic thing. Is it worth us slowing down for others? Or should we just blaze ahead?

Digital and Analog Friends

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I am always looking for ways to put real life situations in to classifications.

I propose we group our friends in two ways: digital and analog.

Digital friends meaning the people where we can pick up with at any period of time. Our history doesnt make us friends, its the connection that does. Never a ‘why havent you called??’ and no animosity because of it. My crazy schedule (and moodiness) has basically made all my friends digital.

Analog friends can be temporal. They might have to be. These people are generally needy. They need a reminder every few days that, yes, you are still with them. These may also people who are friends with you because of your daily schedule. Its not that they need the consistency, its the consistency that creates the friendship. Your college roommate might be this type. Your girlfriend or boyfriend may very well be this type. Your coworkers are probably this type.

Lets bring it into the lexicon. Digital and Analog friends.