M2M - The Industry
You know that more than half of the people in the North America self-diagnose on the Internet. That means that people think they have a disease, note the symptoms and then research the possible maladies that they think they have…all on the Internet. I have to admit to doing this myself. I have a keen interest in preserving my health and there is a morbid curiosity that I think we all share, and perhaps a pre-med degree (mine was economics). But I can tell you much to the chagrin of my wife that I have never read a manual. Everything I learn about technology is from people telling me things. Why is it that when we know nothing about something technically, we are willing to call anyone to figure it out with us?
Given our clear predilection about understanding technology and passing
So is researching your health on-line a good idea? Doctors say yes, generally it is. There are of course the obvious pluses and minuses of extreme reactions and actions. So why do we not read technical manuals? If we ship a modem to a customer, they generally feel free to call for support. Let me add that almost no one reads the manual or online information before calling or emailing for help. Of course we are here to help, but at the same time we tend to gently nudge them in the direction of the manuals (
We live in a very technologically advanced world, but it seems that there are fewer and fewer people who know how to make things work and generally more and more people who understand how things should work. In our