Tuesday, November 07, 2006

To Do Is To Be

Kurt Vonnegut thinks that:

We do, doodley do, doodley do, doodley do,
What we must, muddily must, muddily must, muddily must;
Muddily do, muddily do, muddily do, muddily do,
Until we bust, bodily bust, bodily bust, bodily bust.
I started blogging here because I work with IT and I wanted to understand the phenomenon via learning by doing.

Thus I play with affiliate marketing programmes on A Welsh Born Icon, but I'm lucky enough to make money with them elsewhere.

Today I can refract the BBC's coverage of Microsoft's initiatives in delivering multimedia content to the 360 via XBOX Live through our test drive of the earlier version. (It still seems pretty lame.)

And if the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud succeeds - as I think it just might - to the extent of provoking rivals to produce competitors, then my blog will migrate to a hyper-virtualised environment before any Coraider product makes the jump.

So far, so mundane but it struck me this morning when I was reading Kali's musings about voting today in the USA, that the discipline I have evolved of writing something or other here every day gives me access to what I was actually thinking at the time when I voted in last year's general election in the UK, and at another step's remove learning at a five year old boy's birthday party what voting meant to an Iraqi lady.

Maybe if I keep this record of my prejudices up it will stop me being quite so shameless a gold fish memoried, flag of convenience flying, path of least resistance treading chameleon.

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