Not So Personal
Tech, Pop-Culture and Marketing
The content, the visual appeal, the marketing. What about payday? If you content worked out and people like it, you need to monetize that mofo. Take the love and allegiance you have built and convert that into some kind of revenue. Take a bow (collect the cash)-- or is that, tie a bow on it (get the money from the last mile of this exercise).
In general terms populations and their opinions are comparatively static. From one election to the next you can predict the outcome plus or minus a few percentage points. External factors usually change the status quo. Economics, scandal and external factors can nudge those percentage points around to change a politician's fortunes. Another way to change the election map is to put bigger numbers into the formula.
We hit some garage sales today. When I go to a garage sale, I don’t know what I’m going to find, but I go anyways. I was immediately reminded of some archetypes of people who show up for garage sales.
A decade ago, our IT co-op in its last gasps of life tried to open a coworking space. It was a disaster.
I like the idea of the future. The future has cool gadgets! Gadgets and thingees! How could I think the future will pay off and no take the F out of SF? How could I get a job writing about the science to come? Heck, I could become a futurist.
My Personal Stuff
Americans would have gone to war on news that the Russkies messed with their election process. Nowadays, 65-millions of them cheer on their installed president. But the wall is coming down! We'll have to see how far this goes. The crest of fake news and damaging ads in our Facebook feeds may have had a heavy influence on swinging voters.
Thoughts, Growth and Personal Stuff
Fifty-two weeks ago, we whacked an effigy filled with candy, then set it on fire. What do things look like one year later?
For most of my life, I have had to contend with cliques. It’s exhausting. Holy, did I end up with a lot of black outs, rules and riders on my social and professional interactions?