Introducing Eclectic Times
I could have called this site "Dilletante Times" (as in 'dilletante' a person who cultivates an area of interest, such as the arts, without real commitment or knowledge) but I decided to cut myself some slack. I however settled on 'eclectic', because "if you can't say something nice ...". My interests and tastes have always been eclectic, though perhaps middle-brow.
In this blog I plan to post entries and links to stuff on the internet which is of interest to me and readers out there with eclectic minds. In the early days of 'on-line' computing (remember The Source, early Compuserve, The Well and (gasp!) even Prodigy) I marveled at the potential of having information truly at (to futher abuse the cliche) my fingertips. As the internet as it has evolved, and is still evolving, a large part of that potential has been realized.
This blog itself will evolve. It's style will change and become, hopefully, an attractive and useful place for others with eclectic minds to find things and ideas from many places, and of many types, that have attracted me. But, instead of twiddling the knobs until the style was just right, I feel the urge to start posting and let the presentation change over time.
... So, fellow eclectics, here we go ...