So while I was thinking about what to write this blog about, I started thinking about the different stuff we have done in class and kept thinking about our Web Based Research Project. Mine is hosted as a Weebly website, which got me to thinking about the whole, mass amaturization stuff we have talked about in class.
I am by no means an expert when it comes to building websites, I barely know the basics of HTML and CSS (the language used in programming websites), yet I can build a website and host it online for free. This is interesting to me primarily because my uncle used to be a web site programmer, and built websites for a living, and is very good at it. The process of mass amaturization is applicable here mainly because I, being a web building amateur, am able to build and host a website. However, I still find myself wishing I knew as much as my Uncle does because that would make this process significantly easier because I would not be confined to the limits of what Weebly allows me to do. I would be able to start from scratch.
That being said, it is still possible for me to learn how to do that using HTML and CSS on my own but the time and effort that it would take me to get that final product finished would way out weigh the benefit. In the end, I think even though there are a lot of "amateurs" who are capable of becoming almost as good as "professionals" there will be still be a place in most industries for "professionals" to do their work.