It's been just 12 years, from hammering out my first few home pages, back in 1996, to going on-line again, 2.0 style, with nothing in between but occasional comments on the blogs of others.
From HTML handwritten and an early trial version of NetObjects Fusion then to a blog provider now.
Borrowed part of the motto for these pages from the late Roger Boisvert, internet pioneer in Japan and founder of GlobalOnLine who used to say,
Everyone is a beginner - at something.
So, why do I re-start an on-line presence after more than a decade years of abstinence? Lee LeFever's explanations in plain English helped a lot. Seth Godin's work has been a powerful inspiration to me and today, after a few weeks on his Triiibes.com, I took his post on The small-minded vision of the technology elite as the final push over the hump.
Beginning a blog, my blog. Like so many others, caring to share with a fuzzy goal, working on the focus and no clear end in sight.
Disclosure: Currently I have nothing to sell, no commercial intentions and no books to my credit. My handle is CoCreatr.
When I began, a decade ago, I posted following on my opening page. Was proud when it got quoted a few times. Hope it holds true.
"At any given time in history, science was only so far advanced and
sometimes violently denied the findings of advanced thinkers - only to
come back later to the exact same point - to prove now the truth of
what was previously denied."
Bernd Nurnberger, Japan, 1996.