The 3 most important questions that no one asks
I exist at a strange intersection where computer networks and social networks collide. These may seem like odd bedfellows but both accomplish the same goal. This story is not about me, this story is about us.
What is the power of technology?
This fundamental question isn’t asked anymore because everyone assumes that we all understand why we keep inviting technology into our lives and businesses. Unfortunately the reality is that most people never consider the purpose of the technology with which we surround ourselves. If we have forgotten its purpose we have forgotten its power.
The power of technology lies solely in its ability to transform our communication, our efficiency, our effectiveness, and our lives. If technology isn’t transforming your world in a meaningful way then something has gone desperately wrong.
I solve problems for a living and I do so through technology. Often these solutions may manifest themselves as switches and servers but they are only the right fit when I can help a business accomplish its goal more effectively. I’m the link between their goal and the method to accomplish that goal. It’s this passion for understanding the power of a network to enable people that marries these two worlds.
What is the purpose of Computer Networks?
This question may strike you as odd because we are always talking about speed, security, and access but these are aspects of computer networks, Not their purpose.
The purpose of a computer network is to enable communication and ideas between people.
So simple. So overlooked.
Here’s where the underlying connection is made.
What is the purpose of Social Networks?
The purpose of a social network is to enable communication and ideas between people.
Same exact purpose.
I seldom proclaim anything profound but if I understand one thing it is this, technology exists to connect people. People with ideas and dreams and goals. My passion is driven by a love of using technology to enable an individual or organization to accomplish their goals. Period.
I exist at this intersection because technology is transforming our lives in a myriad of ways and I have chosen to stand in the gap, to be a connector between people and technology. Power exists in these networks that I help create and I’m addicted to people having a Eureka moment when they “get” what this is all about. Whether that moment comes as the result of a computer network or a social network is immaterial because in the end they are all about the same thing.
Have you forgotten? Let’s start asking these questions again.