Re: Have We Entered a Post-Literate Technological Age?

Subject: Re: Have We Entered a Post-Literate Technological Age?
From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 10:21:51 -0700 (PDT)

I think at this point we have covered this topic pretty thoroughly. We've gone from discussing things from the viewpoint of how a person's knowledge level is relevant to our jobs to talking about how to saw lumber.


--- On Thu, 8/20/09, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

> From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
> Subject: Re: Have We Entered a Post-Literate Technological Age?
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Date: Thursday, August 20, 2009, 1:07 PM
> There is a difference between knowing
> how things work and how to do
> things for yourself if you have to, and being able to do
> them well
> enough for other people to admire you for your ability and
> be willing to
> pay you for it. :)
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
> > Along similar lines, I wonder how many of things in
> Heinlein list he
> > himself could do. Program a computer? I doubt it. Plan
> an invasion?
> > Yea
> > right. And while I enjoyed his science fiction, I'm
> not sure he could
> > have written a decent Sonnet had his life depended on
> it. I've read
> > just
> > about everything he's written, and nothing comes to
> mind.
> >
> > I think I am starting to see Sharon's point.
>
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