💬 What does it mean to be tech savvy?

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Yet I’m asked tech questions all the time. I’m looked at to solve problems that I don’t know how to solve when I’m asked. But I’m willing to put in the time, research, and energy to figure it out… and I’m not afraid to ask for help myself. That’s not savvy, that’s patience and effort, all dressed up to look like savvy… it’s a fun outfit, and you can wear it too.

I think you are so right David. I was recently told that what I do was magic. As I wrote, I simply believe that I have spent more time caring and trying to make sense of the particular problem at hand than somebody else. This is not necessarily a knowledge or a skill, but rather an attitude.

One response on “💬 What does it mean to be tech savvy?”

  1. It really is an attitude Aaron.

    Reading your post last night, I was struck by this:

    For me this means taking risks based on prior learnings and experience. I may not have all the answers, but I think I am good at capturing particular problems at hand and with that drawing on past practice to come up with possible solutions. I am going to assume this is why people come to me with such diverse questions and quandaries.

    That is a shift in thinking from, ‘they come to me as an expert’, to ‘I’ve demonstrated an ability to problem solve in this domain’. And so attitude matters more than skills and knowledge.

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