From the dawn of human civilization, science and technology has been a way to improve human life. One of the first inventions, the spear, was made in order to give early man an easier, more efficient, way to gather food. The wheel, which paved the way to modern cars, created an easier way for us to move heavy objects over long distances, or to travel more quickly.
What does it mean to be a professional? Does it mean that you have some sort of more valuable opinion on a subject than I? Does it mean you are better at it than I am? Why do people love to say they are a professional at something as if it gives them some sort of credibility? Does being a professional at something make you better at it than anyone else? Pro – fes – sion – al : 1) adjective – following an occupation as a means of livelihood or for gain. 2) noun – a person who is expert at his or her work. The problem with words like this, in the English language, is that they have two radically different definitions which people interchange so that it suits them. Taking the first definition above, I would be able to call myself a professional web developer/designer, a professional […]
I recently had a conversation with one of my friends about the realm of professional gaming. Now, I don’t think that at this point anyone can argue against the fact that gaming professionally is actually becoming a viable way to make money, however, I often wonder where some people priorities are.
A friend of mine recently wrote a blog post about conformity which has prompted me to do the same. While his post is about conformity in web design, I would like to generalize it a bit more. Conformity is much more than most people think it is. It’s not just emo kids who all wear dark clothes. It’s not just polo shirt wearing middle managers who go home to their comfortable house in their cookie cutter housing developments. It’s not just how everyone on digg has the same political views. No, it’s about not having the ability to formulate your own opinions, lacking the ability to think freely, and being too inhibited to express those thoughts and opinions. Everyone likes to believe they are unique. No one will ever tell you that they are a conformist, after all, conforming is always a bad thing, right? Or is it? Society is […]
Would you agree, or disagree? When I say this, I am not implying that people who do not have blogs never read, or stumble across a blog. This is obviously not the case, since half of the links on Digg, sites like Lifehacker and Gizmodo, among other things, are blogs. What I am suggesting is that, only people who have blogs, like my blog, read other blogs, like my blog. Prior to deciding that I wanted to write, I thought that blogs were one of the stupidest things ever. Who wants to read some assholes opinion on things? After getting bored enough one day, I decided that I wanted to write about some things, and I decided that a blog was the right avenue for it. It was at this point that I began to read other blogs. It wasn’t so much that after having my own blog, my […]