This post originally appeared March 18, 2011 on BetterProjects.net
The proper response to a lousy idea is not to stop thinking. It is to come up with a better idea. Indeed, we should prefer a bad idea to no ideas at all, because a bad idea can at least be reformed, while not thinking offers no hope.
I’m currently reading What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly. The above quote just struck me as encapsulating what it is we as project people do every single day. I hope it inspires you all as much as it does me. The book is not for the faint of heart and its arguments are deeply rooted in history and society. I highly recommend it to everyone who reads this blog as a great philosophical tome on what I’ll paraphrase as ‘right technology.’ Get it today!
(ps… I’ve got a post rolling around in my head right now based off of one of Kevin’s ideas. Hopefully I’ll get it written up this weekend for next week’s reading on this blog!)