I'm going to age myself a little bit here, but I feel it's necessary to make a point.
Once upon a time I had to...
...Look up information in something called an encyclopedia. Now I have access to almost all information ever created in my pocket on my iPhone.
...Flip the record or rewind the cassette tape. Now I don't even carry a CD case with my anymore, and I still have access to all the music I could ever want to listen to in my pocket.
...Go see a movie in the theater if I wanted to see it at all. Now my kids can't believe we have to wait two months for a new release to appear on iTunes.
...Write papers on a typewriter...and keep whiteout handy for when I made a mistake. Now I create, edit, and create again, then distribute it to a network of people, without using a single piece of paper.
...Navigate with something called a map, as well as figure out how long it would take to get somewhere...
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When I was 6 years old my tonsils were removed. On the whole it was a pretty awesome experience. I was allowed to eat all the ice cream and Jello I wanted to. I think the Dukes of Hazzard was on TV. My parents even surprised me with a Rubik's Cube to keep me busy for the overnight stay in the hospital (the year was 1981, and it was a pretty big deal...don't judge me). There was only one problem. In 1981, a Rubik's Cube didn't come with the steps to solve it, and my parents didn't spring for the solution book.
My tonsils may be gone, but emotionally the scars have never healed.
This week was kind of like that. I started something that I'm really proud of and completely jazzed about. Until I shared it with the world on...