Mar 10, 2009

Reflecting on Alt.Net

It’s useful to take time to reflect on why you do the things you do. Today I took a little of that time and decided to look once again at the original post that Dave Laribee wrote when coining the term Alt.Net. It’s a great reminder of what Alt.Net is all about and why I’m involved in it – in fact, if you haven’t read it go to http://laribee.com/blog/2007/04/10/altnet/ and have a look for yourself. Right now. Go on! You can always navigate back here when you’re done.

Specifically, Dave writes this: When tools, practices, or methods become mainstream it’s time to get contrarian; time to look for new ways of doing things; time to shake it up.

So ask yourself this question: What am I doing to either make my current “contrarian” tools, practices and methods mainstream? And what am I doing to innovate and improve the practices, tools and methods I use that I consider mainstream?

It’s something to think about, isn’t it :-)

1 comment:

  1. Dave writes a lot of things in that post, and refers to the context that informs the meaning and intention of alt.net.

    I find a suspicious regularity in how often 2nd wave alt.net'ers cherry pick from Dave's post to represent a much more sterile version of the whole of the alt.net meaning.

    ReplyDelete