Saturday, January 12, 2008

If a tree falls in a forest, and there's no blogger to post about it, does it make a sound?

If a tree falls in a forest, and there's no blogger to post about it, does it make a sound?

I seem to have developed a mania for storing information in an external "brain." The articles I read, I post to del.icio.us. The notes I take in meetings, or at events, I post to my wiki. The books I read go into the book outlines wiki.

It's getting to the point where I try to avoid reading publications that don't offer permalinkable content.

It seems to me that this activity is unprecendented in human history.

I'm sure that Plato didn't think to himself, "Boy, when I get home from this party, I'd better post my thoughts right away!"

Are we conditioning ourselves to move completely away from non-electronic media?

Are we training ourselves to think solely in arguments of 300 words or less?

Sometimes the ideas that come to me in the middle of the night (like this one) can be the most disquieting. I don't have an answer here; what do you think?

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Quote of the Day: A Summary of Entrepreneurship

"Working for someone else: Days are way too long.
Working for myself: Days are way too short."
--Warren of Coyoteblog

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Quote of the Day: Know What You're Selling

"A drug user is not buying drugs. He's buying happiness. Know what you're selling."
--Anonymous Software Executive

Always keep in mind that software and drugs are the only two industries that refer to their customers as "users"!