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Posted: February 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

I’ve just migrated this site to a new permanent address.  Please visit me at



I just read that Etch A Sketch inventor Andre Cassagnes died recently. As a kid who spent countless hours drawing really straight horizontal lines, really straight vertical lines and really spastic diagonal lines, I couldn’t help but be saddened.

It’s interesting to me that such a basic, no-frills device could have such universal appeal. I wonder if it’s not just an expression of two of our most basic desires: our desire to be able to alter the world around us and our desire to be able to have a do-over for any and every way we alter the world around us.

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Just spent 5 hours in a team meeting with the staff from Shepherd Project Ministries. Normally I hate meetings, but with this team, I don’t feel that way. Part of that’s the people, but part of it’s the ongoing realization that technology has radically transformed the world and the way we interact with it.

There was a time, not all that long ago, when it took five hours just to get places. Now, five hours can be enough to change the world, or at least a small corner of it.