Jan Kubr

Learning is annoying

In Uncategorized on November 12, 2008 at 10:13

It is so uncomfortable not knowing something and not pretending you don’t need or want to know it. You are like a kid again, you are not this i-know-everything adult. You’re not an expert anymore, you are one of the newbies you sometimes laugh about.

You need to start over. With the technology you’ve worked with for the past three years, you need to read very little to get on top of the new stuff. You don’t need to read a whole book about it because most of its content is already something you know. With the new technology though, you need to read not only books, but also every shitty blog post that comes along. Just to cover the field. You need to try and fail and try again. Everything takes longer than you were used to.

It can be annoying and painful, but certainly not boring. And it is the single most important thing in your professional life. Without learning you can just die now.

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