From the Editor's Computer
Off and on for the past fifteen years I’ve flirted with the idea of becoming a computer guru. Some days it seems like the perfect career choice. Fortunately, I end up in a situation which rips the rose coloured specs off and reminds me why I don’t like computers enough to make a career out of them.
Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against computers, or using them to accomplish various tasks. My bone of contention with them comes into play when I have to deal with hardware problems, and software/programming glitches - generally, any situation or problem requiring tech support to resolve. Or when I have to complete a whole course on automation issues.
Thanks to this course I’m working on, I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that I am not meant to be a library computer tech or automation expert or systems analyst.
Sometimes we need to experience a little of what we don’t want in order to focus on discovering what we do want. Sometimes it is easier to eliminate items, rather than add them, to our list of what we want to do in life. When you find out you dislike a certain activity, be glad and then eliminate it from your life.
In the meantime, I’ll make sure I always have at least one computer guru as a friend!