August 14, 2003

First post!

So I'm going to make this short, and it'll probably more stiff than it needs to be.* I'm starting this blog for several reasons:

1) because everyone has a blog at this point and dammit I don't want to be totally behind the curve
2) because I've had the domain sitting around for years and I should do something with it and, most importantly
3) because I've had a bunch of ideas in the recent past that I'd like to get into a semi-public forum to test them.

And, sure, there are plenty of outlets for getting feedback, but I wanted a forum that I felt was my own.

So I'm planning to treat this as a somewhat edited and more thought-through version of one of my notebooks, which I've kept for years but have neglected to do anything with and which I've never really shared with anyone.

The topics I'm interested in discussing at the moment include:

  • Smart personal technology. The things that surround us which are becoming smarter every day, including the underlying technology that is going to drive this.
  • Smart furniture, because I think that's going to be a huge element in a near-future intelligent environment.
  • The social, economic and political implications of all of these changes.
  • Me, because--hell--it's my blog.

Anyway, that's the manifesto, on to the experiment.

*=Short and stiff, maybe that describes me, though I hope not.

Posted by mikek at August 14, 2003 11:23 PM | TrackBack
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