It is almost the end of March 2006, and yes, this is the first real blog entry of any substance for me. I know, I should know better. I should be more on the ball. In 1996, Lance Horn and I did a hundred presentations or more trying to sell our web services to firms that weren't sure what the difference between AOL and the Internet were. "Why do I need a web page?" was the most common objection.
Interestingly, the "why" of the adoption process is often the part we spend the least time on.
Why do we blog? Why do we need more people's opinions online? What is the significant change between post-blog culture and pre-blog? Did we have a gazillion smart people that were just web-mute? Or do we now have a gazillion that should shutup?
The answer is yes.
Why this blog?
I am still not sure. There are a bunch of things that may make the cut, like: web 2.0, new UI paradigms, new ways to do old things, the intersection of web 2.0 and the world 1.0, my family, pornography and the impact it has on real, human relationships, why Christ is better than Christians, and how not to build a cage for a bearded dragon.
I am a Dallas-based start-up executive and entrepreneur with a track record in building value in Internet and other technology businesses. In the past ten years I have founded or co-founded numerous successful ventures including companies in the streaming video, online retail, Internet software/services, and wireless operating system businesses. I am a relentless problem solver and love bringing people together to solve problems that alone we couldn't.