While even this post is merely blog filler, I wanted to make a statement about which I have been worried for about a week now: I have difficulty with time. I am the type of person who focuses often and very hard. I recently found a problem with a development server and spent the next two to three days working on it because it was just that important to me to get it back up and running. An hour and a half after fixing it (the present), I am realizing that I haven’t posted (or written down for that matter) any of the ideas that have crossed my mind in the last weekend.
This weekend, I was in a wedding. I was an usher, yes, but nonetheless I helped an old friend start his married life in style. Well, as much style as one can while wearing brown! In that, I saw other old friends and while I worked on getting the broken server working again, I paid no such mind to Tumblr or Blogspot… I will continue to do my best to bring my thoughts to the typed page, I just need to continue to find the time!
Did the Internet community peak at bookmarks? Asked in a different and perhaps more complete way: just as technologies like RSS and email in their purest forms are hard to beat even as technology marches forward, what better technology exists to keep track of information on the ever-expanding Internet than bookmarks? Taken a step further, what better way to share the bookmarked information than a site of your own? As such, I‘ve been reading, which is why I write now.
Working in and having a passion for libraries, I am struck by the fact that the way bookmarks work in the physical world is not directly analogous to bookmarks in the digital world. Bookmarks in the digital world are instead like dog-eared pages or highlighted passages; if you think of the Internet as a single tome, that is. In any case, anything that moves you to deface a book should probably be shared or become immortalized in some other way than just a reference for a future version of yourself.