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on unbridled enthusiasms

There are some days when the advent of technology is too much to bear and one feels like sinking into the darkened abyss of Luddite-dom, never to emerge to email another day.

This is not one of those days.

I am so continually blown away by how things have evolved and changed during my unwitting 2-year sabbatical from proper tech geekiness. Case in point: Wikipedia, as you all know, is a veritable font of information. It's not the existence of an online encyclopedia that boggles my mind but the collaborative effort behind it. I know that's the foundation of the wiki technology anyway, but after idly perusing some of the discussions and history behind some articles on Wikipedia, the seriousness with which so many attend to this entity is so thrilling as to be emotionally moving.