I’m interested in new technologies and I enjoy jumping in and giving something a try. But I’m definitely not a techie and I often get bored by the trumped-up buzz around the latest virtual bells and whistles. So I had to chuckle when I saw Robin Blandford’s plea to would-be inventors last week:
Go get a hobby off your computer and solve a real problem…
If your idea is technology for technologists it probably won’t go anywhere. Go find a real problem that real people have and solve that.
Makes me think of something else I read recently, which said we should divide software manufacturers’ claims by ten to get a remotely realistic idea of what an application might actually offer us.
Gotta love those straight-talking Irish bloggers.