It’s been quite a while since I’ve written and even longer since I have written regularly. There has been so much happening in the tech world impacting our culture that I feel I need to reset.
From Jaron Lanier telling us to quit social media in his new book, to all of the myriad innovations, even if incremental, across the spectrum.
I have been recruited a lot lately, from some great companies, but for now I prefer to take advantage of the time I have to study, do short projects, and study some more.
You see, the world is changing so fast, specifically the work world, that to plunge back in now to anything long term feels like death. It would mean focusing on that thing 110%, as I always do, and giving up on my quest to become something I have coined: a “creative” full stack developer writer.
I have even gone back to school to Concordia University on a part time basis taking undergraduate courses to get me up to date, including The Sociology of Cyberspace and Digital Culture, both taught by the cybernetician Dr. Orit Halpern. So far so good.
The point is that business, greasing the wheels with ever faster networks and processing chips, really does now move at the speed of thought, everyday anew. How can one slow down and take a permanent, or even semi-permanent gig when there is ever so much more to imbibe?