Selective enthusiasm

… from what I can see, a large part of today’s technological buzz is what I call gadgetry and a lot of what I read about it is bathed in self-indulgence and navel-gazing. A lot of people in the tech world look mesmerised by all these digital toys and it seems that all they’re interested in are newer, cooler toys to keep playing with…

My enthusiasm is all for new discoveries and technological advances that really make things advance, that really make me feel there’s true progress.Riccardo Mori

I’ve only recently discovered Riccardo’s writing through another contact. I like the way he writes. His articles are thoughful and well articulated.

I understand what he’s talking about. Six years ago I would say that I was definitely one of these over-enthusiastic geeks. Everything that Google or Apple did — no matter insignificant in the grand scheme of things — was received with glee. But I started to change when I found it harder to explain my excitement to my non-geek family, friends and co-workers. They started to aks questions like “How is that useful?” or “Why do I need that?”. I started to realise I had no answer.

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