Richard Ragon Posted January 20, 2014 Report Share Posted January 20, 2014 I ran across this article.. http://thefederalist.com/2014/01/17/the-death-of-expertise/ .. and it got me thinking about a the new world in which we live in. In 1993, I had a conversation with a guy by the name of Tim Styker. Before the days of the Internet, there was something called the BBS.. But this guy knew this was the beginning of global communications explosion. He ended up writing a book about the coming 'Super Democratic Revolution'. For the most part this was spot on.. People being empowered by sharing knowledge.. basically.. But what we didn't know at the time, was the down side of this. The loss of the expertise. Because now, hell, everyone is an expert.. Unfortunately, this has caused a massive loss in the real value that one brings to a position in a job. Employers and consumers have trivialized every field, and not just in the Hollywood business either. Many employers just seem to want a 'button pusher' now. In the past if you were a Doctor, Policeman, or Fireman, you were an expert.. Today, people don't consider any of those experts, but just the person in that position. Every time I find myself in a job interview for the sound mixer position, it seems like a producer should be asking me the question of what I bring to the table as far as my expertise.. But, more and more of what I get is more like.. what kind of free shit can we get from you! A very interesting read about the devaluing of labor in this country, though. -Richard Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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