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May 10, 2011

Technology Life Skills

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There may be no one who's thought more deeply, and from more different perspectives, about technology than Kevin Kelly.He's a founder of Wired, written books on everything from the history of technology to emergent complexity.

Kelly's written a practical set of rules for negotiating the ever changing technological landscape. Among his guidelines:

You will be newbie forever. Get good at the beginner mode, learning new programs, asking dumb questions, making stupid mistakes, soliticting help, and helping others with what you learn
Nobody has any idea of what a new invention will really be good for. To evaluate don't think, try.

Read the full list here.

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Posted by Chris Spurgeon at May 10, 2011 07:35 PM