Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Oh The Possibilities... Welcome Al Fin!

You may have noticed that unlike many bloggers I have a relatively small... ...blogroll (what were you thinking???). A blogroll is that section on the left side of this screen labled "Recommended Sites". Since having a limited capacity to absorb information and less RAM and processing power than the average fruit fly I have kept my blogroll small because I actually read them all on a regular basis.

I recently stumbled across a new site that really impressed me. Al Fin's blog is extensive, intricate and inspiring. Now there's three adjectives you don't see together very often. He delves into many aspects of science and technology and it's relation to the human condition in ways I have never considered. In fact, he maintains an impressive blogroll of his own that will find you bumming all over the Internet in search of ideas and concepts you weren't even aware existed ten minutes before.

To be honest after clicking around on his site and sampling some of the links he provides I remembered the excitement I felt back in 1996 when I first discovered the Internet. I haven't had that feeling in a long time. After ten years the Internet has lost some of it sheen. It is a much a tool as it is a toy nowadays. Sites like Al Fin's spark the imagination and usher in a sense of optimism that mankind has not seen its best days, not by a long shot.

I know it seems hard to accept but the world is not going to hell in a handbasket - and things are getting better all the time. It may not seem that way, but it's true.

Please take a stroll over to Al Fin and get inspired!