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There is Such a Thing as a Stupid Question

A caution to professionals; in the era of Google, asking a question that is easily-answerable with a quick search engine query is increasingly going to reflect poorly on the inquirer.

It means you’re either not tech-savvy enough to instinctively reach for the power of the world’s most powerful information storage-and-retrieval tools, or you’re lazy. Neither looks good to colleagues, clients, or potential employers.

I’ve been unfairly/condescendingly thinking this since the late 1990s because I’ve long been a geek, but now I feel comfortable saying my opinion is the dominant paradigm.  Sorry.

(PS – All of this goes double for Twitter, where your request for information is even more public and archived).

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