05 August 2013

Take a minute (or 2) to pick up an ICT skill or 3


"We know what we know, we know that there are things we do not know, and we know that there are things we don't know we don't know"

Donald Rumsfeld (4 Sept 2002) (Woodward, 2004: 171) The initial insight is reportedly Arabic.



You don't know what you don't know - obvious but especially important in ICT, where knowing a certain skill can be the difference between wrestling with a computer for hours, or doing it in minutes with the right tool in the right way.


"He that knows not,

and knows not that he knows not

is a fool.

Shun him


He that knows not,

and knows that he knows not

is a pupil.

Teach him.


He that knows,

and knows not that he knows

is asleep

Wake him.


He that knows,

and knows that he knows

is a teacher.

Follow him."


(Arabic proverb)


NEIGHBOUR R (1992) The Inner Apprentice London; Kluwer Academic Publishers. p.xvii


But, the common cry is 'I DON'T HAVE TIME' sure - but and it's a big but - you do make time for things that matter, right?

Well, ICT skills matter, and using these minimax* resources, you don't need much time either:


http://minute.maine121.org/episode-list-2/






Read more on 'Knowing and not knowing' http://www.doceo.co.uk/tools/knowing.htm#ixzz27LWRmy5V

*minimax—minimum effort, maximum result.