I always look forward to meeting people who do things differently, or should I say those who decide to pursue their passions. Interestingly, 'coz of my habit of speaking to strangers while I am communiting to and fro via my favorite Metro North Train to Grand Central Terminal, NYC - I manage to meet lotsa people. yesterday, I met a guy who was going to update NY to meet some of his friends. He (Richter) was with his best friend Gavid who was juss lazing an hardly spoke anythig during our short junket Now, Richter told me that in his good old school days - their gang of friends decided to take up one activity per week which their parents would not normally let them do. Now, the impressive fact was that this 'gang' decided to update Richter's diary everytime they felt they did something different n' were successful at doing that....!!
Now, one might as well say that "So What?' - I too do lotsa innovative things but juss 'coz I don't keep a log - doesn't make me different. So here's my point - in the current world (read World Wide Web) - where distance between information and its destined audience is perhaps say 0.3 seconds (Thanks to Google :) ) logging & publishing information does make a visible difference to lotsa people. Atleast I have decided to do new things (the more unconventional the better) and post them here.For those of you who wish to know what other folks are doing in their free time - have a look @ http://www.43things.com/ - te site & its concept impressed me a lot. Go - have a look yourself.
I say that 43 Things does something which perhaps 1000 or even 10000 words cannot...!! By the way it was nice meeting Richter & Gavid (his dog) ;)