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March 13, 2001
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

Wow. Three entries in one day. I guess they aren't keeping me busy enough at work. Anyway, here is my thrid post of the day: Validation of something I have felt about certain folks at previous jobs and my current one:

Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One's Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments

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An interesting quote from <a href=http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=01/03/13/1420210&mode=nocomment> a slashdot interview with Clay Shirky:

"This change in the direction of immaterial culture is going to catch a lot of people by surprise. I once did an interview with Bazaar about the internet's effect on fashion (an absurd occurrence, given my relaxed sartorial sensibilities), and I began talking about how the public faces we were fashioning for ourselves were increasingly created online. The editor had little use for this line of thought, since, for her readers, fashion == clothes.

"But increasingly, fashion != clothes. In the blogger community, people put the effort into designing an interface that fits their public persona that an earlier generation might have put into picking a wardrobe for the same reason. When looking for work, you will probably spend much more time polishing your personal web site than dressing for the interview. When corresponding with someone you're trying to impress, editing and re-editing email takes the place of changing outfits three times.

"So culture is increasingly vested in the immaterial choices we make about our lives -- when everyone has access to the network, what you do with that access becomes a more powerful act of self-definition than the choices you make about your material culture and your immediate surroundings."



Early moringing (like 1:30 am) entry:

Ouch. That was painful. I always find it hard to update my resume for some reason. And I always cut out way too much information... that's a bad thing, right?

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