Bob

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

No offence taken.

>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.

I agree and not only surprise folks but also surprise yourself.

>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!

I'm not stuck in my job, I enjoy it, although it does have its problems
but then so do 99% of jobs. Learning is an on-going process and is available
from other resources other then the internet. 

>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?

I'm not against this technology, I agree its here to stay and look forward
to improvements. We, are moving (slowly) towards ebusiness - we have never
been on the bleeding edge - and are awaiting the arrival of 2000 in order
for us to get onto more productive issues.

My original issue still stands and you agree by stating family is what
really matters - there is something else out there.

Regards

Still Another
John Taylor
IT Manager
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