“Knowledge is Wealth,” you may have read in the banner of the site. Grandpa spoke six languages (mostly Romantic) played most any instrument be it woodwind, reed, string and precussion and was a top-notch HAM radio operator bending KW’s to his wise and amiable will. Dinarius writes of Blu Ray and Comcast and suddenly Blu Ray and Comcast are in the news. Dinarius taught customers to leave AOL, suddenly AOL barfs 600K personal searches, loses value, gets dropped in name by TimeWarner and is being sued along with BestBuy for illegal activities. Dinarius taught you how to speak like a LOL Cat and no one read it – okay, that one wasn’t so great. Yesterday, Dinarius confirmed a 34% take on a Fantasy Portfolio averaging $4,000+ a month in profit investing a pretend wad of $71K and now everyone wants to see us do it again.
Someone else thought up the phrase Information Ninja, but they didn’t bother to make a kick-ass graphic. There’s a gigantic population of what others would call, “slackers,” who really have nothing better to do than stay online all day and see what’s new, what’s next, what’s failed, and what’s happening. We are hungry for knowledge and information. We read blogs and news items from around the globe. We utilize RSS feed readers and keep the hobby of improving them alive. We push Google to make some of the strangest things the World has ever seen, hail the applications a runaway success and cannot, really cannot, understand why you don’t find them useful.
We are video game players, we are news readers, we trace news to its source and ‘stand outside’ every business day waiting for the RSS machines to start delivering. We know too much. You still don’t know HP/Compaq is one entity – we know which HP models suffered as a result of the buy-out. You laugh at us and suffer in a World being consumed by technology. We laugh at you because that’s our world consuming you. The irony makes some Information Ninjas elitists.
It becomes difficult to communicate with you. “Banter,” becomes increasingly difficult to fake. You don’t understand what’s happening around you when all we know is why technology is consuming our daily lives. Information Ninjas can easily appear to be snobs. We forget that we too once didn’t know. “Didn’t know what,” you ask.
In the future, look for the Information Ninja logo – you’re a Ninja too? Leave Comments; share your insights; slay dumb with us; smart doesn’t mean, “always right,” but it certainly helps the odds.