Back in February, I wrote a blog post titled How Little You Really Know. If you haven’t read it, go check it out now.
I got the below email in response, and have kept it in my inbox as a reminder of why I do what I do.
It’s a few months late, but I wanted to share it in the hopes that it motivates you to reach out to the people who help further your thinking, and to appreciate those who have the kindness to let you know when you’ve furthered theirs.
To the person who wrote this email, you know who you are. Thank you.
Wow, I am going to email your blog post to 9 octrillion people.
I am a seasoned technologist, and I’ve been exasperated at the hubris of my fellow nerds who just can’t believe their understanding of technology isn’t ubiquitous.
As a VP of IT, I’ve had shouting matches with engineers trying to convince me to adopt linux as the desktop platform in my company when my users can’t tell the difference between a forward and backslash.
I am convinced it’s this reason that the iPad is going to be a success. It’s the Internet minus the nerds, and frankly, I can’t wait.
Good luck, and keep writing to educate the rest of us.
– [name redacted]
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