Saturday, October 1, 2011

Big thinking

I'm continuously amazed by those who think bigger than me. Even in the sense of transportation and power lines I am amazed. Who in their right might would think it's reasonable to connect cities with miles of concrete and asphalt? What idiot would want to physically run lines across a country and continents to supply electricity and internet? These are massive projects that are physically connected, not wireless.

Why do I mention it? This concept blows my mind on the web as well. I draw the comparison to realize there are users and builders in the world. Those that wait on others are the users. They may build on top or innovate using something else. Builders will take it upon themselves to invent their own path. They will break ground and lead.

Is your company, group, community, inner circle changing building or using? Are they following trends, trying keep up and taking advice from the community, or ignoring the news?

Conversations on what's the latest and who is doing what are beginning to bore me. I read a lot of threads. Likely 500 some tweets a day, 100 or so articles in my reader, scanned, maybe 10% actually read. For what? So I can keep up on everyone else? So I can leverage what someone else did? So I can stay current to talk tech? Eh...

I'd rather talk idea's verses leverage. I'd rather understand people verses machines. I'd rather drink beer than be at my desk.

Big thinking is what I am getting at, verses small time thinking. Blah, blah, blah version control system, blah, blah, blah language. It doesn't matter. What matters is how it's applied verse what it is alone.

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