I am falling behind. Where I once soaked up tech, I now feel like my father trying to program the record timer on our 1983 VHS: old, frustrated and a little angry. My brain just isn’t replacing the old stuff like it used to. Instead it is going into some form of tech depreciation. The tech I know has lost its value – or is altogether obsolete – and just isn’t being replaced.
The best example is website development, specifically ‘WordPress.’ Yeah, sure, I’ve known of content management software for a long time. But I can’t say I really knew what it did, at least not in practice. You see, the last time I was actively involved in making websites – and I will preface this by saying I was a clumsy hack who had only basic html understanding – the year was 2001 and people were still complaining about hanging chads. A lot has happened since then. People seem to have gotten a whole lot smarter. Websites seem to have gotten both easier to manage and harder to set up. My head is spinning. I feel if I can just get past the ‘dumbass’ stage in website development, I can start making content. And after all, as Billy said in ’96, “Content is King.”
This is an ongoing quest. Watch this space.