To Our Readers

A Friend Of Mine has been in the information technology field for about twenty years. He's very realistic about technology's role in our lives. At a class he conducted for professors of a major university, he asked them to think of someone they know who has e-mail. It had to be an e-mail address that they, the professors, didn't know. The assignment: they were to use "efficient technologies" to find the address. Their first resort was the Web. They searched directories, contacted schools, and so on. Nothing. Finally, he asked them if they knew the person's telephone number. Each one did. He told them, "You should have just called the person and asked for the address."

His point: keep it simple. We often forget that life isn't really as complex or confusing as we allow it to become. Even when we face mega-issues, such as finding one's mission in life, it's good idea to ask ourselves if all that's needed is a simple approach solution.

May 17, 1999

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