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March 30th, 2015

Develop specialized skills and intuition to avoid being replaced by technology

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Working with my computer consulting clients day-after-day, I find that there is a lot of my work that could be done by a computer. In some ways, I am little more than a flesh and bones translator for information that can be readily found in online search engines or manufacturer’s support sites. I understand that my clients find it easier to work with me. I know how and where to search Google to find the best answers and how to translate sometimes confusing instructions into solid solutions. Thank goodness they find value in that or I might have to go looking for another line of work. Still, this type of work does remind me that if there is a way to systematize your work and your knowledge so that the average person can use it, your job will eventually be in danger.

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