NZ's knowledge economy

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by whome, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. whome

    impossible Guest

    Perhaps if you were an extortionist, a parasite, a pimp, or a
    con-artist, you could do very well without a sense of social
    responsibility. If, on the other hand, you hoped to earn a living from
    some more reputable endeavor, you would have a responsibility to
    ensure that no one mistakes you for one of the above. How you manage
    that is entirely up to you, but most people find, as Adam Smith
    explained ages ago, that that a little civic-mindedness goes a long
    way. You obey the law, you pay your taxes, and you you don't piss on
    the general public (call it your "customer base" if that helps you to
    relate a little better) or the environment in which they live.
    Someone will, I assure you. If not the state, then your customers,
    your neighbors -- or maybe one of your anarchist co-thinkers who's
    decided that the Hobbesian war of all against all should start with
    impossible, Sep 30, 2006
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  2. To what extent are some/many/most of the IT specialists on this
    newsgroup simply trades people whose general level of education
    is pretty dodgy. Consider the standard of written English, which
    is often abysmal. Also consider the general knowledge displayed,
    especially, recently, of civics. The ability to lash up an
    ethernet network or change a few printed circuit boards is no
    indication of what could reasonably called 'knowledge'.

    What it could be properly called I'm at a loss to say.[/QUOTE]

    Technical skills.
    Bruce Sinclair, Oct 2, 2006
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  3. whome

    Brian Dooley Guest

    Technical skills.[/QUOTE]

    So to what other area of skill could it be compared?

    automobile mechanic?

    motor mower specialist?

    plumber and drainlayer?
    Brian Dooley, Oct 2, 2006
  4. So to what other area of skill could it be compared?

    automobile mechanic?

    motor mower specialist?

    plumber and drainlayer?[/QUOTE]

    All of those IMO ... assuming of course that they've been doing it a while
    and are at least a bit competent. :)
    Bruce Sinclair, Oct 3, 2006
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    Earl Grey Guest

    Earl Grey, Oct 3, 2006
  6. whome

    Brian Dooley Guest

    So does what the average IT guy does equate to what an average
    auto mechanic does?
    Brian Dooley, Oct 5, 2006
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    Earl Grey Guest

    That would be a statistical question.
    Earl Grey, Oct 5, 2006
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    Brian Dooley Guest

    As in, you don't know?
    Brian Dooley, Oct 7, 2006
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