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There absolutely are computer experts - but realize that not everybody on the internet is one!
Is there really any computer experts? From the answers I get to my question, it appears that they just blow you off and never get to a real answer, so it would appear that I know as much as all resources I have tried.
In this excerpt from Answercast #40, I address the idea of experts on the internet. They are there, but they are busy!
Yes, there are computer experts.
I don't know if I want to classify myself as one of them. I think that the terminology "expert" can be kind of misleading. In reality, it's a relative term.
Now, in your case, you're finding lots of online information apparently that you already know.
So I question, of course, where it is you're looking. There absolutely are computer experts. They're not all blowing you off.
The good ones, the ones that really know what they're talking about, are busy as heck. I consider myself somewhat knowledgeable about this stuff and I simply cannot answer all of the questions I get every day.
There are not enough hours in the day. So what you may be interpreting as perhaps me blowing you off, is in reality my simply prioritizing the kinds of questions that I get every day and answering those questions that I feel are:
The most important for the greatest number of people;
Or the most interesting for the greatest number of people.
Or in many cases - I simply don't know.
In cases where I don't know, I might not have the opportunity to respond, or respond in a way that's going to make you happy.
There absolutely are computer experts – but definitely realize that not everybody on the internet is one! Many people play one.
Many of the support forums out there are not experts helping people:
But rather people helping each other;
Where nobody happens to be an expert;
But together they all bring pieces of information to the puzzle;
And can often help each other solve problems in very productive ways.
In other cases, when you actually are looking to an authority or specific expert, realize that they are probably very busy. Not every question is necessarily going to get answered.
It's a difficult question to actually address.
There are definitely individuals out there; there are experts out there who are trying.
Like I said, I may not necessarily classify myself as an expert, per se,
but even in my position, I am trying and I am answering many questions every
day – just not necessarily yours.
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