Thursday, 27 July 2017

The digital native myth

"Some people put the cut-off at 1984, but for most it is 1980. People born after that date are the digital natives; those born before are digital immigrants, doomed to be forever strangers in a computer-based strange land."


"The younger generation uses technology in the same ways as older people — and is no better at multitasking."

Which one is true?
Find it reading this article.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Are real geniuses born or created?

One interesting article in The Guardian stating that there is no such thing as prodigy child, and the intelligence is not as much inherited, as properly trained to use it more efficiently. I wanted to say this, that the IQ is not as relevant as the ability to use practically your skills.

My theory in few words -real intelligence - RI is IQ x practical use.

Case 1
IQ = 180
Practical use = 50%
Real intelligence = 180 x 50% = 90

Case 2
IQ = 110
Practical use = 90%
Real intelligence = 110 x 90% = 99

So, polishing your skills, even if you have not superhuman IQ, can make you better at something than a lazy genius.

Hard work trumps untrained genius every time.

Link for article here.

Sunday, 9 July 2017


"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. "

(Heinlein - Time enough for love)