I thought it was just me and Donal. Now I find that there’s a whole bunch of us out there.
Stephen’s Web ~ by Stephen Downes ~
You know how you feel that you’re on the verge of something important, but just can’t wrap your mind around it? That’s how I feel. Of course, I may just be deluding myself – I’m very good at that, and have deluded myself about a lot of things last year and during the course of my life. And I doubt that anyone will ever actually pay me to do the sort of things I want to do – we’re all so wrapped up these days in funding competitions, commercialization, paperwork, and all that. And maybe there isn’t a magic rainbow-land where every day of my life will feel meaningful and engaged and complete. And maybe I shouldn’t be typing this, and maybe you shouldn’t be reading it. But forget all that. This year isn’t last year, and I will be charting new directions to points unknown. Maybe I’ll founder, maybe not. But it’s now, I think, or never – and I couldn’t live with never.
If you didn’t read the whole post — and then go read Will Richardson’s original post — go do that now. This is important.
What are the opportunities here? What are the problems? How can we get paid enough to do something important? What is important enough that we could shoot for?
Capitalization? Monetization? Health insurance?
If Adam Curry can make money — and change the world for the better — with PodShow.net then why in hell can’t this group of savvy educational experts make a positive difference in the world??