I have been reading this interesting book
by Kevin Kelly. One point he makes that I particularly like is that things are changing all the time in technology to the point where we are perpetually new users. You know the kind of people that Bruno never liked us to call by name around here - and he was right because none of us could ever say that they were so expert they didn't have to learn anything new.
Kelly states that we cannot say we know it all because a lot of stuff we'll use in the next 30 years (assuming we last that long) has not been developed yet. We may see the trends but the outcome isn't determined.
Just thinking back over the past 10 years of Linux use I have had to cope with this stuff arriving on the scene:
- 64 bit technology
- Flat screen monitors
- Multithread processors
- Network printers
- Streaming video music and games
- Android tablets
- ISOs on thumbdrives
- Virtual computing
And that isn't an exhaustive list. Even if I knew a lot about Linux (which I don't) there will be more things coming along I'll have to learn I am sure. The idea of being a perpetual new user doesn't bother me though - hopefully I'll keep my mind active.