Among other things, I'm a journalist -- and have been for about 15
years. I'm also an online media consultant.
I never cease to be amazed at how technophobic most journalists are --
especially when it comes to new and better ways to communicate,
research, and collaborate online. This baffles me. These are people
who have perhaps the strongest reason (story deadlines) to learn to
use the net effectively and efficiently. Also, they are PAID to be
curious! However, every time I try to explain topics like feeds,
wikis, Technorati, etc. to journalists, it's like banging my head
against the wall. They totally resist having to learn anything new
related to technology. Drives me batty.
- Amy Gahran