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A Techy World

Tue, Nov 21, 2006 | Read in 2 minutes

It seems, from my observations, that technology is almost always the ‘talk in town.’ Just here in WordPress, the best blogs talk about technology and I think you know what I mean when I say there is a special kind of ‘Scobleized’ technology talk around ;-). I don’t even have to link to that guy’s blog. But anyway, I observed, even in developing countries such as the Philippines, that being tech savvy can save us a lot more time, effort and trouble.

Maybe this is why I want to study software engineering or network administration for college and spend the rest of my life being a proud geek like Mr. Scoble. (Honestly, I try to avoid including his name for fear that people might get the impression I’m using it to get stats. Sheesh. But what the hell!)

Mom wants me to take nursing for it is the most common college course for those young hopefuls who have plans to go abroad. But me, I don’t mind being left here (except that I’d like to experience snow). I told her, even if she insists I take nursing, that I’d still remain a computer geek. She said being such had no challenge in it. I told her: “[One of] The richest man in the world is Bill Gates. His business or company is based on computers [or software, in particular]. That’s something you can’t achieve as a nurse or even a doctor.Ü”

She didn’t reply but I knew I had some point in that conversation.

It’s just that, for the first time in my complicated life, I finally found out how I really wanted my future to become. Now, she steps in and tells me I have to take nursing: no comment.