• Subject: RE: Workplace internet access
  • From: Bob Crothers <bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 07:51:18 -0000
  • Organization: Cornerstone Communications, LLC

John,

Not trying to pick on you, but your statement strikes a nerve.

There are 2 ways to learn things.

1) You can wait for somebody to spoon feed knowledge to you.

Or, 2) You can learn things on your own and surprise folks.

The problem with number 1 is that you could wait a long time (if ever) 
for it to happen.   Also, somebody might come along who already knows 
the things and make you obsolete.

The problem with number 2 is that you might learn a bunch of stuff 
that you think is real neat, but your employer has no use for.  That 
is easy to solve....change employers.

Remember, Knowledge is POWER!  And makes it so you can truly enjoy the 
good things in life....like family.  If you can't pay the rent, family 
life won't be very good either.

And the thing that always bugs me is when I hear "I'm stuck in this 
dead end programming job on a system xxxxx (Sys/36, Sys/38, Win 3.1, 
etc, etc)", the person saying it ALWAYS subscribes to method number 1!

The bottom line is that Good, Bad or Indifferent; PC's, Windows & The 
Internet are hear to stay.  If you ignore this truth, then your 
customers will become my customers.  Maybe not tomorrow, but it will 
happen!  And when that happens, how will you pay for the good things 
in life?

Note: If you are an Employee, you can substitute the word Employer for 
Customer.

Regards,
Bob Crothers
Cornerstone Communications, LLC


-----Original Message-----
From:   John Taylor [SMTP:John.Taylor@britax-pmg.com]
Sent:   Friday, November 05, 1999 5:39 AM
To:     'Midrange List'
Subject:        Re: Workplace internet access



>From: Lori Hainey <lhainey@hbs-inc.com>

>Yes, we are in the information age - and with this note I question 
why
anyone in
>our field would not have a PC at home to use for internet surfing.... 
I am
always
>amazed at people in our field who have no home PC.

In answer to your question, I don't need or want a PC at home. I have 
enough
of
it at work. We've been in the information age since the widespread
availability
of the written (printed) word but I've still to come across a great 
novel on
the
internet. I'm not knocking it, just remember there are more things in 
liff.

Another
John Taylor
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