Fourth blogiversary at McGee’s Musings

I’ve now reached four years of writing in this space. Curiously, I missed my
first blogiversary, but did manage to post this item: Doonesbury on
blogging
.

Obviously, the rewards and benefits continue to outweigh the costs. I still
get a kick out of meeti ng someone who’s read something here. I continue to meet
new and interesting minds because of my presence here and I get to stay in touch
with many of the others that I’ve met along the way. It continues to amaze me
that these words find their way to all sorts of odd and unexpected places around
the planet.

To the following blogging friends I have managed to
acquire because of blogging, thank you for making this an experiment I intend to
continue. Let’s see who else we can invite to the party.

Jenny Levine, AKMA, Terry Frazier, Betsy Devine, Buzz Bruggeman, Denham Grey, Marc Orchant, Cameron Reilly, Marjolein
Hoekstra
, Ernie Svenson, Judith Meskill, Jack Vinson, Ross Mayfield, Lilia Efimova, Jeremy Wagstaff, Matt Mower, Ton Zijlstra, Eric Snowdeal, Rick Klau, Greg Lloyd, Chris Nuzum,
Jordan Frank
, Halley
Suitt
, Jon Husband, Dina Mehta, Shannon Clark, Bruce MacEwen, Espen Andersen, Hylton Jolliffe, Stowe Boyd, Francois Gossieaux, Jim Berkowitz, Eric Lunt, Dennis Kennedy, Matt Homann,
Jim Ware, Elizabeth Albrycht, Regina
Miller
, David Gurteen, Rik Reppe,

If I’ve forgotten someone, my apologies. Ping me and I’ll update the
list.

I remain interested in the challenges of making organizations better places
for real people to work in and still believe that the effective use of
technology makes a difference. I suspect that large organizations are nearing
the end of their useful life and that the evolution toward new forms will
continue to be painful and noisy. I worry about leaders and executives who
choose to ignore facts and who can’t or won’t distinguish between the theory of
evolution and the theory of who shot JFK.

In the long run, I still put my bets on the value of curiosity. There is deep
truth buried in Dorothy Parker’s observation that provides this blogs
tagline:

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There
is no cure for curiosity.”

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