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Category Archive: About

Turning 50

Turning 50

When I think about the next decade, I mostly want to remain mentally and physically healthy. Age comes for all of us and my hope is to (at least) maintain the status quo. After all, the arc of aging is long and bends toward incontinence. To keep one’s head above water is a constant struggle.

Because It’s Cool ?

Because It’s Cool ?

This question exposed a reality that I wasn’t prepared to admit to myself. I am sometimes driven not by a sense of objective quality or beauty, but because I think it’s cool and I want to be cool. The real answer to Sachi’s question, more than I want to admit, is “I like it because it’s cool right now.”

R.I.P. Yahoo Groups

R.I.P. Yahoo Groups

Yahoo recently shared the news that, after 20 years, Yahoo! Groups is shutting down. It's no big surprise, but seeing this news took me back to the early days of online communities and my job as an online community manager. In 1999, I was fascinated with online...