Posted 24 March 2007 - 04:54 PM
Also, if you deal with people on the personal level about computers and such, (I've been doing it for 18 years now), you just tell them what you know... and if they differ from you, then you would be better off proving it to them.. by means of your own tests, experiments, researches, other sources.. or ultimately, have them prove it to you if they claim such can/can't be done.
Also remember, there are many things that can be done in the computer/IT world that's not widely known or accepted. Since computers are so spread out thinly as to what it can do.... there is not a single, nor a group of people on planet earth that can tell you everything about computers. And they definitely can't show you everything about them either. That's why I involve myself in every possible thing about computers. It's all about knowing and learning what I can, while I can.
But, when I don't have the answer to a computer question/problem, I usually leave the person with a reminder that I'll research it more, and at the same time, I advise them to do the same. And the reason for that is that they may bring you information that you weren't aware of, and at the same time,,, you're able to decipher the information easier to their understandings, or visa-versa.
So, even if you don't have the answer, you can have the asker of the question literally helping you get the answer. It is true that two heads are better than one in cases like that.
When I got my bachelors degree in EET (Electronics Engineer Technology) I didn't know computers like I do now, and at the same time, we always had challenges of who could design working prototypes of schematics brought to us. Many people had theories, many had facts, but all in all, when we worked together, we made 96% of all projects workable to this day.
So, my point, if you're going to go it alone with a person in your filed, and you both disagree on this or that, the best thing to do is to have a challenge, and then make the point clear, whether it's you or him/her that proves the point. But at the same time, a real challenger will learn from it, be it you or the other.