I very rarely listen to podcasts anymore.
I was listening to one at the behest of a new friend;
A topic came up that really spoke to me:
Everyone has to find their own motivation.
If you can’t find something to motivate you,
You cannot do the thing being require of you.
Nash spoke to the idea that the hardest part of moving forward:
Getting started after a stopping point.
My blog space(s) can attest to that.
Each time I think about writing,
I think about how long it has been since my last post,
How stale the content might become after a time.
Living documents are like that.
Shouting into the void is tiring,
But it serves a purpose
For the tinkerer in me,
For the creative in me,
For the socialite in me,
For the nostalgic in me,
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.