In this article: Help me sort out priorities on what I should write right now.
Edit 2014-09-17: Archaic. Please ignore.
I generate many ideas for topics to write about and I need your help deciding which ones deserve priority. If none of my proposals interest you, then you are welcome to submit your own. Ideally you will suggest a topic that I am qualified to discuss.
These are ordered roughly by current priority.
A growing collection of quotes and epigrams which I find thought-provoking.
A growing collection of interesting questions which may or may not have answers. For example, “why are galaxies flat,” and “what can computation tell us about the universe?”
Miscellaneous things I might want to write about or just want to know about but I don’t know anything about it yet. Includes robotics, embedded software, software designs, places to live, and more.
I want to write an article where I look at existing software co-ops and discuss the merits of cooperative organization in technology companies. This would include a comparison with the standard corporate structure and with non-profit structures. I would also discuss the relation to software intellectual property models such as proprietary and open source.
The key concept in a cooperative is that all stakeholders get a voice—customers, employees, and management. That is, it’s a democracy.
I sometimes imagine making my own furniture when I think of a design that would be useful but turns out to be either nonexistent or rare and expensive. These thoughts then lead me to wonder about the minimum set of tools I would need to build these furniture designs exactly as I picture them. I’d like to catalog a wishlist of hardware I would have in my ideal workshop.
I’m not a reliable judge of my own writing, so I welcome your input concerning topics I could write about that would enrich your life. Leave a comment or send me an email.
Edited: 2010-01-06 · 2010-01-13 · 2010-01-13 · 2010-04-11 · 2011-06-26 · 2014-09-17