Webman's Diary * Part II. Net *
Of course I learnt a lot from the others, but I also learn a lot from myself. Yes, from my mistakes. Make them faster, do it, in order to move ahead faster.
If do not believe in yourself, forget it!
The side-comments: my goodbye - hello note.
If you read my pages, goodbye -- go and work on your pages, If, your do not know me -- hello! Read my web-pages, while you making your own.
Oh, the cookbook! Go there and give your feetback to my daughter!
2003 & After 2007
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The beauty of the internet is the speed. Nothing is faster than speed of light. I do not know another business where you could know about your directions, about your wrongs and rights, faster than on the Net. In a matter of a few days you can have the results.
If your know what you are doing, you can the results in two-three months. And everything is literaly in your hands. The mouth, the keyboard. The changes you make are almost instant. It's all about you, about what you know, about how much do you know...
Listen, becoming a webmaster for is a by-product for me, something like learning to drive without a thought about becoming a driver for living. And this is the case for most of us. Our Times ask for this skill, so I learnt it. Could i leave without it? No, if I want to USE web for my work. Could I ask other to do it for me? Sure. You can ask other to drive you and stick to busses. You can ask other to type a letter for you, or read a book. We call it illiteracy today for a reason. Because those are the eccential skill. Like knowing how walk or speak. Does it apply to all? It's for you to decide for yourself.
I learn English after I came to this country, I did it because I want to work and translators were making it too slow and not the way I wanted it. The same with the web. Many of my students were ahead of me in using computers, many are still ahead, but I learnt what I needed, so I can do it the way I want it. It's called FREEDOM. Not that abstract democracy the politicans are talking about, but MY personal practical everyday freedom.
Was it difficult? Many times I was ready to give up. But the alternatives were worse. So learnt something else -- and like with bike, you don't need to remember about the skill anymore, it's your blood... and you are free to use this new skill for what you need! "Better later than never"? It's never late. Better sooner than later.
One more principle you have to know (if I didn't talk about it yet) -- the critical mass. Like in nuclear reaction, the real process starts only you reach this certain level -- knowledge, experience, accumulated capital, whatever! There are so many undeveloped sites out there, so many! Especially the ones build on sweat, not by money. You have to work on it untill it starts work by itself. You have to invest that much time and energy that it DOES work by itself. What is the point to have a child and not to bring him to the point, when he can function by himself?
Well, your site is your baby, friend. It has to walk, talk and make sense on its own, it has to exist independently -- that is the critical mass. Do not believe these "get rich quick" suckers, who are not rich and very slow. What are their "secrets"? Nothing secret about the Web and the Net -- it's open, transparent. Didn't I tell you that this is the faster business today? Be fast too, don't waste your time, learn, fall, get up and move! There are six billions out there in this race. It's okay. You can beat them, everyone and all. Because you are different, you are unique, the only one... Are you? "That is the question" (Hamlet).
projects: Ethiopian Millennium
pages: web2.0 & video - read my blogs!
in focus: web.filmplus.org