Hi folks out there!
Before I start blogging full throttle I thought I’d provide some background on who I am and what made me go public with my concerns.
I am a rather conservative non-techie guy who, like everybody else, has to somehow deal with the ever increasing complexity of the world around us. Apparently, this complexity has many dimensions: political, social, environmental, psychological, you name it. Some of these are very complicated by nature and hard to manage. Yet there is one side of it that does not really have to be adding to the world’s complexity. But unfortunately it is. I am talking about technology.
No, not that kind of technology that launches rockets, cracks genetic code and controls weather – these are true gems of scientific and engineering thought that can’t possibly get any better (well, of course they can, but anyway). I am talking about the trivial things that are supposed to make our life easier, but in fact bring up more complexity than they take away, to the point of making it almost a mess. Yes, I mean all those gizmos, gadgets, widgets and other thingies that we use on a daily bases and, instead of getting used to, find ourselves increasingly frustrated with.
Why is it so? Well, I have a theory. To put it shortly, it’s got to do with the way corporations work. There does not seem to be much control over these matters, so I am not on a mission to change the world for the better. Instead, I am trying to raise awareness and attract people’s attention, so we can unite our efforts in finding solutions to common problems, and eventually beat the odds against us.
That’s what this weblog is here for. Stay tuned 🙂