conversation

Technology and Income

Now take mobile apps and stir:

Matthew Crawford, in “The World Beyond Your Head,” contrasts the world of a “peon” airport lounge — saturated in advertising, filled with mesmerizing screens — with the quiet, ad-free world of a business lounge: “To engage in playful, inventive thinking, and possibly create wealth for oneself during those idle hours spent at an airport, requires silence. But other people’s minds, over in the peon lounge (or at the bus stop), can be ­treated as a resource — a standing reserve of purchasing power.”

~ Review of 'Reclaiming Conversation'

The Downsides of a Blog

I had to laugh at this recent NYTimes article. I have definitely been thrown for a loop when meeting a date who has googled me. One fella shook my hand, sat down and proceeded to reveal that he had done an extensive search online. Since then I've learned to say, "Sounds like you've got the jump on me, now it's your turn. Tell me about yourself."

My blog is personal but it's definitely not the whole story. For that, well, you have to get to know me. :)