Knotty Geeks Episode 13 - The Lights in the Tunnel


Post #: 80
Post type: Podcast
Date: 2011-03-04 16:40:50.000
Author: Jeremy Reimer
Tags: Knotty Geeks

In this episode we invade a Starbucks in Surrey and drive people away with our incessant commentary on the FUTURE! Will it be a bleak, dark, apocalyptic future where everyone is unemployed, or will it be a happy future where everyone is unemployed?

One thing is for sure: the computers are coming to take our JERBS and there’s no stopping them. Best to be prepared.


The Anybody Story:

This is a little story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.
There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.
Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.
Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job.
Everybody thought that Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it.

It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

Reading list:

What Technology Wants
Where Good Ideas Come From
The Lights in the Tunnel

Apache Solr search engine: http://lucene.apache.org/solr/

Why does work not happen at work: http://www.ted.com/talks/jason_fried_why_work_doesn_t_happen_at_work.html

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