I wrote about OLPC back in 2010 (and before that, somewhere back on a post I didnt port over here from SSC). It was a vision worth pursuing. It failed though, for many reasons, perhaps not the least of the killer branding around the “$100 laptop” which turned out to be unachievable. Here’s a good […]Read more "The Failed One Laptop Per Child Project"
Ran across this in my reading about the Ten Thousand Year Clock, a project funded by Jeff Bezos. Awesome dream. Makes me think about dreaming bigger.Read more "The Ten Thousand Year Clock"
It’s easy to get so busy with life you forget to dream, at least for me. Most of us have dreams, ranging from winning the lottery to having kids to the vacation to Tahiti. Some dreams are practical, such as paying off your mortgage. Some are less practical or even unlikely. Fulfilling dreams requires a […]Read more "Dreaming"
I finished reading Make the Impossible Possible: One Man”s Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary ($12 @ Amazon) by Bill Strickland a few weeks ago. I found it browsing at the library and the title definitely caught my attention, and I’m glad it did. It’s in many ways a biography, […]Read more "Book Review: Make the Impossible Possible: One Man''s Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary"
Lately I’ve been having some unusual lunches, starting with the bbq fiasco from last week. For this one I have no one to blame but myself! This time I was working out of my office and remoting to a client, lots of stuff going on and the time flying by. The weather here has been […]Read more "Another Lunch Story"
Recently some friends invited me to try a BBQ place that they enjoyed, so I went along hoping for the best, never know what you’ll get with off the path bbq, but hoping for a good meal and to BBQ in Florida that my friend Wes Dumey hadn’t tried yet! To end the suspense early, […]Read more "Unusual BBQ"
A few weeks back I was in Chicago for three days for work. I’ve been through the airport a couple times, never spent any time at all in the city. It was a good trip, and I think would be a great destination for the PASS Summit. I flew into Midway Airport and it’s all […]Read more "Visiting Chicago"