While browsing, I’ve found this quote on Scribu’s blog and decided to share it here:
In large measure the high casualty rate of knowledge-based industry is the fault of the knowledge-based, and especially the high-tech, entrepreneurs themselves. They tend to be contemptuous of anything that is not “advanced knowledge”, and particularly of anyone who is not a specialist in their own area. They tend to be infatuated by their own technology, often believing that “quality” means what is technically sophisticated rather than what gives value to the user.
…and it’s true! I tend to dismiss anything that’s not high-tech enough without any other reason, just because it’s not high-tech enough. I find that sometimes I don’t just enjoy the ride, but rather try to analyse it and see if it’s sophisticated enough to be enjoyable. Maybe that’s why I don’t enjoy the “simple pleasures of life”…
To be continued!