Fundamentals vs. Knowing your Tools

TheĀ fundamentĀ upon which all our knowledge and learning rests is the inexplicable. – Arthur Schopenhauer There have been some recent discussions on my radar around knowing your fundamentals versus knowing how to operate certain tools/software/etc. like an expert.This drove me back to my experiences with programming in high school and what I later found out aboutContinue reading “Fundamentals vs. Knowing your Tools”

Generation Technologist – or – What is a Technologist?

Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic. – Arthur C. Clarke  So every person that can handle todays complex technology or IT systems is some kind of magician – right? Maybe – but to me the golden answer related to everything IT is always:It depends. This is of course not a good answer – itContinue reading “Generation Technologist – or – What is a Technologist?”