Monday, July 28, 2014
Technology makes it easier? Not so much
"Interaction", Tassin, my Taskmaster Dwarf, whispered in my ear before I even finished my sentence. "You rarely interact, Sire."
"What do you mean? Being in the social media and having a handle won't automatically make me social and popular?" My dragon roar shook the cave's ceiling.
Tassin adjusted his safety helmet. "Apparently not, Sire."
"This is outraging! This human world is full of false advertising! It's like those special expensive tennis shoes that didn't make me slim just by wearing them 5 minutes a day."
"They worked better when you actually exercised, Sire."
I grumbled some dragon curses. Okay, so technology doesn't make everything for you either. It reminded me of a question I read in a FAQ page of the ultimate version of Corel Draw.
Question: "Will this software make me paint like a professional?"
Answer: "Not really. This is a tool. You still need artistic knowledge and talent to get the best out of it. You are still the one who decides what to paint."
It sounds silly. EXTREMELY silly. But if you think about it a little harder, you would be amazed just in how many aspects of our life, we come to think that things will happen by themselves. That just because we have the right -and best- tools and the wish, things will happen without us making a true effort to get them.
I dropped my lazy butt on my gold bed and glanced at Tassin. "So you're saying that I actually have to make the effort to interact with people in order to be popular."
"Oh no, Sire. Forget social media. Let's go raid some villages instead. That would certainly put you in the hot spot. Sessin and I can drop your dragon size expensive and useless tennis shoes on some unscrupulous seller."
Note to self. Give Tassin, father of Sessin, a raise.
I know I'm so very late to the party, but I was on vacation. Still trying to get the sand out of my scales...and the little umbrellas out of my teeth.
Dragon and Dwarves congratulate David Powers King for his coming book! Great cover!