hey, this is my blog.. so I can voice out here.. I guess.
I have just reached a point in my life where I am now concerned with my fellow developers and everyone for that matter in the IT career, whether they be developers or IT pros..
It has become more and more obvious to me, the reality of passivity. And I find it strange, that there are a lot of people out there.. who really are.. on a passive state or just a waiting state.
Take for example the forums where I am a regular member of, msforums.ph. There are a lot of questions there that are asked, but have been asked before, and have already been answered completely in the same forums. It’s not that I don’t like helping out but the thing is, the forum has this searchbox where you can search for the answers you need.
Then there are times when someone asks a questions, then another guy answers with a link. As a moderator, I feel I need to check the link too and see if the correct answer is there. Lo and behold.. the answer really is there; of course. But then, the thread starter, asks yet another question, whose answer is also in the link given! It’s really disconcerting.
Then there are companies with IT departments populated by what they call their brightest minds. I give them a demo on how to use a certain technology.. then.. a few days later, they email me with a question that was included in the demo.
And the worst, you teach someone how to peel one side of a banana, then they ask you how to peel the whole banana..
This attitude of passivity.. what can I account it to? School? Training? Culture? tell me.. please..