As I currently spend most of my free time exploring and learning, I am periodically struck by just how much information there is online,1 freely available.
I think what gets me, is this feeling that I might stumble on some new idea that could change everything. Something that could unlock the next big thing for me. Sometime in the uncertain near-future, I am going to retire from the Navy, and when I do, I will need another thing to provide for my family. Online there are infinite things, and I just need to keep picking through them, looking for mine.
The wonder of the new is what keeps me from excess television, video games, and other short-term diversions. There is just too much to explore.
I’d better get back to it.
Often this online information points me to a book, which is of course just the internet’s slower cousin. ↩︎