Learning Technology or Anything

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Many blame themselves and their capacity to learn when it comes to technology. But it’s often not their capacity to learn that’s the problem, in many cases it’s the teacher, the learning material, or both!

In the early days of personal computers, they would come with three large encyclopedia sized books, just for one program, DOS. They were put together by technically minded people and they were terrible! The authors, employed for Microsoft, may have been great programmers, but they were hopeless teachers.

At the time I understood they were terrible, but I didn’t know how bad they were until an alternative source of help became available.

It was the early 90s, and I hadn’t been on the Internet for long when I came across Amazon, now one of the largest e-commerce companies in the world and still the largest bookshop in the world.

I bought my first book online from Amazon to help me learn graphic design on a computer and it blew me away that I could follow what was being bought in this book. From that point forward, I have never relied on one source of information to learn anything.

It’s even more important to understand this in 2020. You may look up a video on YouTube, do a Google search, but you will soon know if this information or person can communicate with you effectively. If not, don’t give up, just find better information from a better source.

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