By Edgardo Hernandez
Blog Content Contributor
Technology has always had this futuristic presence to it. Something that may seem foreign to someone, or even intimidating. This presence tends to ward people off whenever problems come up, whether it be that a product is running extremely slow or just not cooperating. When a situation like this occurs, we would much rather not mess with it ourselves but resort to sending it to someone who is deemed qualified to do so.
The thing is, what really makes someone qualified? Is it the fact that they practice with this equipment more? If it is practice, then why don’t we all just sit down, practice and get qualified ourselves instead of asking others for help?
Truly, for most technology, it doesn’t take a genius to resolve the problem. Although it may not be easy, figuring your way around basic technology is nowhere near rocket science. It will take time, but that is with any subject put in front of you, whether it be school related or not.
For starters, Texas State’s own group of geniuses, ITAC, is mostly full of students that study computer science and work with computers in detail. Within minutes, these students can diagnose what the problem may be with your computer or network and send you on your way. This is true, though that doesn’t stop other majors from making a difference as well. Within ITAC mass communication or health students work when those in computer science cannot. Although they aren’t as knowledgeable, they’ve grown familiar with the technology and are able to fix products quite well; nothing fancy or extraordinary.
Anyone can practice a certain subject and become familiar with what it entails, such as how to fix things, move applications around or even type a code into an appropriate spot. Determination and practice can be set for anyone seeking to accomplish a project or succeed at a task, whether it be finally understanding a sport or figuring out how to work your computer properly. You, too, can be a “genius” in whatever it is you choose to do; don’t get discouraged and stay curious.
Featured image by Edgardo Hernandez.