May 10, 2005 by Allen George
Am I a technophobe?
No. Far from it. My interest in (digital) photography reflects its ideal merger of art and technology.
Do I like engineering?
Far more complicated. And I don’t have a glib answer handy for this one. I think my dissatisfaction arises because I don’t feel like I’m doing anything meaningful. Or see myself doing anything meaningful in this field. I mean, I’ve done a fair bit of development so far. Worked on simulators, mobile device libraries and server-side code. But I can’t see anything I’ve done ever helping someone. Would the world be any better off if you could download rights-enabled ringtones to your phone? Would a user somewhere really care about that functionality? I doubt it.
I talk about so much. Think about so many problems. Care about so much. And I want badly – so badly – to make a difference.
And I don’t know how.