I started my career in a traditional newsroom, where I actually knew a man who wore his press credentials in his fedora. The internet, cell phones, computers and all other means of communication have evolved rapidly over the past two decades, and so have my technical skills. Even during my years in print communication, I tackled technological tasks, learning Photoshop, QuarkExpress and other publishing tools to assist our skeletal production teams.
In the late 1990s, I learned audio production as a contributor to public radio, first with a reel-to-reel, wax pencil and razor blade, then quickly moving into digital editing tools. Around that same time, I picked up my first web work, learning enough HTML and web design to build sites. I’ve remained an early adopter ever since, utilizing various blogging platforms, working with content management systems and creating new connections through social media.
“Before you become too entranced with gorgeous gadgets and mesmerizing video displays, let me remind you that information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not foresight. Each grows out of the other, and we need them all.”
― Arthur C. Clarke