After having my brain explode with information this morning, I realized I needed to start a blog… So I did!
I always thought that I would enjoy blogging, but I could never keep up with it. Well, I understand now that idea came from the fact that I had a life at the time. Not to say that I no longer do, but what I realize is that now that I have a job, my thoughts come out less, which is frustrating since I think I have some pretty damn good thoughts some times.
In effect, I will be using this space to update and to ponder, to celebrate and to be annoyed, but mostly, it will be a place to throw something down that I can point to and say, “I wrote that.” I am an engineer with a mind for technology and social media; I like to talk and I like to think through things; I like my wife and I like my dog, but if they don’t get something, maybe the readers will.
And that is the beginning of this chapter…
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.