Daily Archives: June 11, 2016

A New Direction

My last blog was on how the media is full of negativity. It reminds me of an old Monty Python bit (paraphrased):

I’m sick and tired of being told how sick and tired people are about being told they’re sick and tired. I know I’m sick and tired of it, and I believe they are too.

Imagine someone from another planet discretely visiting you and asking, “Why are there so many disparaging comments on television before each election?”

The honest answer would be, “Because we’re a bunch of losers who respond to negative campaign ads,”

“Excuse me,” the very polite intergalactic visitor might reply, “My galaxy thought that this planet was a hazard that needed to be destroyed. I told them not to be hasty, and I would check things out. I need to contact them, tell them that they were right and get at least 47.3 bleems away from here before the—how would you say it? Before the antibiotic arrives.”

In the sixties (you may have read about that time—not the Civil War sixties, the next one) we used to say that if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. Therefore, I plan on writing about solutions, which means you’ll be exposed to such nerdy things as ham radio, Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, Makers Fairs, etc.