HireTheBrain.com has made a real impact on the local community. From comments like: “This would have cost me over one hundred dollars and you guys want $29.99” to “You fixed it that fast”. It has done wonders to Collin Driscoll’s self esteem to the point where he now feels free to disagree with me and do things his way. I am not complaining mind you. It is just another step in his development and a welcome one at that.
I realized the other day that he keeps me on my technical toes as it were. This was a blow to the ego but I’m getting over it. Collin is digging right in to the new operating systems while I still use a command prompt whenever possible. This makes for some interesting discussions between appointments.
For years I have told people (on KCNN radio) to embrace the change, and for years there was always a part of the industry that felt things were just fine the way they were. The other day I found myself saying, “I’m fine right where I am technology wise.” Collin immediately told me of several advantages to the method he was proposing. I sat there stunned as I realized that I was defending an outdated and useless method of doing a particular task. I knew at once that he was right (something most parents are loath to admit) and his method would prove faster and improve the performance of the computer. I also realized that some of my technical skills had gone stale over the course of time. So it’s back to the books and the lab to brush up on the latest methods of doing the business of Computer Support.