What is Art?

When I was young I would have said that paintings and sculptures were art, and that the people who created them were artists. That was it, that was the extent of my definition. It was a child’s simplistic view. I would have also said that I was clearly not an artist because I couldn’t draw or paint, and I certainly couldn’t make sculptures.

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Mac’s 35th, iPad & Getting Work Done

Friday, January 25, was the 35th anniversary of the Apple Macintosh computer. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long. I was in college at the time, and one of my professors bought a Mac and brought it to class. We were all amazed at what a graphical user interface looked like and at what this little computer could do. It was so different from the Apple II computers we were using then. I know it’s an over-used term, but it seemed like magic at the time. I was enthralled and wanted one so badly, but didn’t have the money. I had had “the bug” for computers since a high school trip to the local college, where I got to play around on a mainframe. Seeing the Mac and how different it was cemented my interest in computers. It would be many, many years before I was able to own my own Mac, but these early experiences led to my career in the software industry.

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Blog Addresses, Oh My

When I decided to start blogging again I also decided to move from my self-hosted blog site to wordpress.com. As you may have read elsewhere on this blog, I’m tired of futzing around with all the techie stuff, and am working hard to have a simpler tech life. To that end, I figured moving to a managed site would be better. And it is! I really like what wordpress.com offers and how it works. No more manual updates, no more wondering why my site is so slow or not working at all. That’s all good. But…

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Ebbing and Flowing

I wonder if Ebbing and Flowing best describes my writing consistency. As I look at what I’ve written over the past few months, and then look back over a longer period of time, I definitely see some ebbs and some flows. Each time I start writing again, I have a lot of ideas and a lot of output. In those times, the ideas greatly outnumber the output. I guess that’s a good thing, as I always have a long list of ideas to come back to.

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