Looks strange, in the world where people do not have time even for other human beings, attitude towards technology is a hard to digest term. Lack of time is a great blessing as internet is full of codes and other related information. One can always download, edit and personalize the codes and use it. To be at the top in shortest span (like shortest path J) is the driving force which leads one not to have learning attitude.
Learning sometimes, rather most of the times, is a challenge to existing mindset. We feel there is age slab for learning, say from 4 years to maximum 30 years. Once one is familiar and comfortable with one technology, one approaches the other technology with the same mindset. That is a problematic approach, as every technology is created as a solution to certain problem set. Being a trainer, I face many such questions. When one decides to learn some technology, the groundwork is a must.
Learning attitude is different.
I already know is one of the most common barriers in the learning process. One may have learn the subject in college or worked on it for some time. Sitting and listening is boring and waste of time and reception is nullified. Rather than learning, mind is working on weaving questions which may be prejudiced. It may lead one to become inflexible and rigid rather responsive and thoughtful. To have a good relationship with technology helps being well versed and writing magical codes which may do wonders (optimized and performance oriented).
Having patience to listen and being thoughtful in vertical and horizontal directions can help mastering the technology. Learning the technology to its core, what it provides, why it provides and how does the stuff works, where all it can be applied can bring real joy. Right amount of curiosity with good analytical tendencies acts as a catalyst.
Do you think learning in a different way will change your questions? Do you think changing a question can change the life of a coder?
Learning attitude is an art, which helps not only in technology but in handling one’s life too.
Writ : 10/25/2010