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a technology job is no excuse, issue #1

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For a few years, I was maintaining a technology job is no excuse by slurping up my activity from Twit
 

a technology job is no excuse

May 16 · Issue #1 · View online
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For a few years, I was maintaining a technology job is no excuse by slurping up my activity from Twitter, Tumblr, and so forth, occasionally punctuated with some essays. Once Soren was born, that fell by the wayside. Now all the cool kids are using newsletters. So, OK. Newsletter it is.
For a job that is ostensibly about connecting people by connecting machines, the endemic isolation and loneliness would be ironic if it weren’t so painful.
The feeling of connection with other people doesn’t come from being instrumentally connected. The shrinking or flattening of the world that preoccupied us in the late 90s only created proximity, not connectedness. That’s necessary, as they say, but it’s not sufficient. A connection is only created when you’re available to it, which means humility, empathy, and vulnerability.
This is hard and uncomfortable and does not improve on its own.

This hangs in our kitchen window.
This is Water
"You are so loved"
The Most Astounding Fact
this week on the job
Moving Red Hat Enterprise Linux into a new world
#113: Badge of Open Source Honor
this week on the road
Headed back to the Westford office this Wednesday, with a very special trip into Boston to present to our board for the first time. I’ll be there with my man Joe Fernandes, though, so we’ll help each other.
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