Fandango’s Provocative Question #96

FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

We live in a fast moving information age where we are bombarded with, and sometimes overwhelmed by, the many things that we see, read, and hear. We try to keep ourselves informed and up to date as we sort through the myriad information we are exposed to. However, this comes at a cost, in that, while we may know a little about a lot, what we know about any given subject, may be limited. Th old expression “Jack of all trades, master of none” illustrates this interesting dichotomy of how we view knowledge.We either have a depth of knowledge or expertise in a specific area, or we have a general breadth of understanding regarding a number of topics. Or there may be one area where we have a deep understanding, but for most other areas, our knowledge is more superficial.

So the provocative question today is simply this…

Do you think it’s better to have a broad knowledge base or a deep knowledge base?

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20 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #96

    • Melanie B Cee November 18, 2020 / 9:37 am

      Something I’ve noticed in just the past week or so (since you reported your I-phone app was causing trouble is that now I have to re-log in to post a comment on your blog. Every time. If you’re still in contact with those crappiness engineers, you might mention that. My blog is a ‘free’ one and I’m a desktop blogger, if those details are relevant. It’s mighty odd and it’s not that much trouble to just do it, but I thought I’d let you know,.

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      • Fandango November 18, 2020 / 12:15 pm

        I think, between my complaints about the block editor and this latest issue with liking and commenting on others’ posts, I’ve been such a pain in the butt to those Happiness Engineers that they are unhappy with me and may be trying to sabotage my blog. Are you having this same issue with other bloggers’ posts? Or is it just my blog?


        • Marilyn Armstrong November 18, 2020 / 6:15 pm

          You give them too much credit. I don’t have that problem, but sometimes I don’t get your posts at all. Some of that is really the Internet which is very stretched. Some it then. I think it’s more internet based. A lot of providers are so unready for the big crises and they don’t have the server power to get it done for everyone. But you might as well ask. I’ve had that happen on my site in the past and it pretty much went away by itself. This hasn’t been a good day for me. I hope tomorrow is better.

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  1. Marleen November 18, 2020 / 2:42 pm

    Ben Carson. ‘Nough said?

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  2. Irene November 19, 2020 / 8:54 am

    I think it is too broad of a question that would require a very deep analysis to respond (hehe), but in short, it depends on what situation you are facing; some things may be played by ear, others are not to be too shallow about.

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