Schmoozing with strangers (a confession)
I’ve always considered ‘networking’ a bad word. To me, it smells of ‘sales’, ‘marketing’, or ‘career development’—a pastime for ambitious people who enjoy talking over doing.
The assumption here is that only the maker can maintain or service a smart device.
But consider cars. Depending on my skills, I can do most of the routine maintenance myself. I can change the oil, rotate the tires, and top off most of the fluids.