“First and foremost, technological enthusiasts possess a skill that is essential to the practice of their craft but is far beyond the reach of mere mortals: they are visual-spatial learners. The more you read on the topic, the better grasp you will have of what follows. One consequence of this is that visual complexityâ€”or even visual clutterâ€”does not scare them away. It may even be impossible for them to understand why ordinary folks feel overwhelmed by slightly complex user interfaces.”
Really true. I always find incredible that my non geek friends (my sister, by instance) think that I’m too fast reading the screen, that it’s impossibile that I’ve already seen whether that Google page contains the link I need or not. And yes, I consider myself a visual-spatial learner. Not one of the best, but anyway…
“The technology enthusiast enjoys an argument, while most people take arguments personally. They may not understand that the former are trying to help them, but will rather feel attacked and diminished, especially if the gurus insist.”
It’s not that I enjoys arguments. I love them, as I said in an older post. Your opinion cannot evolve and grow if you don’t accept argumenting about it. Most of all, argumenting your opinion is one of the best way to understand whether that is really your opinion or not.