Saturday, December 31, 2005

Turning on the Light Bulbs

This afternoon I was talking with Chris, an I.T. specialist at Global TV, who's going to be helping me next year with the refurbishing of computers. I explained to him that one of my plans for the B.C. Digital Divide, beyond just equipping poorer families with computers, is to arrange tours for them to companies around Vancouver that are either involved in hi-tech or have a hi-tech component. My belief is that if these kids can see how working with computers, beyond just playing video games, can directly translate into an interesting and successful career, then there's a good chance they'll get inspired to focus their energies in such a positive direction.

Chris responded with a brilliant phrase that I had not heard before:

It's amazing how once you turn the light on, how bright that light will burn!

1 comment:

annette said...

Robert,
I'm really enjoying reading your blog! Hope you have a very Happy New Year and much success with the Digital Divide in 2006!
Annette