My First Post

I was suppose to take months to create this blog, allowing me to tell everyone I was working on my blog. Months were going to go by writing my own css from scratch and coding the coolest javascript framework, maybe even writing my own blog engine. Instead, after only 2 hours of setup time I am writing my first post. What happen?

The power of building on others work.

Building blocks

The internet is full of things to learn. You could learn about the slap stick or take free course from the top level colleges in the world such as MIT.

It is the openness and social aspect of the internet that is so powerful. We live in a time where we are able to learn and share with people from all around the world. We are mixing ideas and cultures in exciting ways we are only just starting to understand.

By sharing ideas and experiments it allows us to learn from each other and build amazing things. Students from all over the world are able to learn subjects that were not accessible to them just a few years ago… building blocks that might just lead to the next great idea.

The Adjacent Possible

The adjacent possible is a concept developed by Stuart Kauffman. In the book Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson expands upon this concept. Johnson summarizes where we get our ideas in his TED Talk:

We like to think our breakthrough ideas, you know, are like that $40,000, brand new incubator, state-of-the-art technology, but more often than not, they’re cobbled together from whatever parts that happen to be around nearby.

Today, with the prevalence of the internet, unlimited ideas are always nearby. What are the adjacent possibilities for innovation just around the next corner in a shared and connected world?

I see adjacent possibilities developed in my breakneck industry everyday. From the latest javascript framework to the new languages being developed. We are constantly trying new things and sharing the experiences so we can move forward.

Moving Forward

This is my first step in contributing. I had to overcome many fears to write this first post but leveraging the graciously shared work from others I was enabled to get started right away. My blog may not be innovative or earth shattering but I hope in the near future it helps someone cobble together a great idea.

I am grateful to all people behind the projects that I used to get up and running quickly:


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