Sunday, March 14, 2004

The 21st century plumbers 

This Boston Globe article tracks the rise of a new trade, the "digitician." These are people who make house calls to set up internet connections and home networks, install software, hook up computers to other devices, and deal with viruses and other hi-tech problems. Many of us may not need a digitician yet, but the profession will surely grow in importance as technology gets increasingly complicated and interconnected. Like plumbers, who know how our toilet works so we don't have to, digiticians will specialize in dealing with computers and networks which have become too complicated for the general public.
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