I’ve always said that you learn twice as much when you are instructing – well today I had the opportunity to learn. A colleague here at Indium wanted to learn more about the assembly of solar cells, and asked me to answer some questions. As it happens, verbally explaining the assembly process brought up some questions for me to inquire about further. Usually the questions I answer on a daily basis are focused on one application for one technology, speaking about the differences connected some ideas that will help me explain things better the next time someone asks.
To become really knowledgeable about any topic, you need to share it. Whether it’s semiconductors or cooking, model train building or underwater basket weaving – if you’re passionate about your hobby you owe it to yourself to discuss it with others. We are lucky enough to live in a time when we can communicate quickly with people who share the same interests around the world. Take advantage of it.