Organizing information to make it useful to people. You say data warehousing, I say librarianship. You say potato, I say "could I have yuca con mojo criollo instead?".
I believe in humanity: our indwelling capacity for good, our insatiable
desire to make ourselves known to one another, our coruscating passion
for knowledge, our ability to handle the truth, our capacity for
learning from really dumb mistakes, and our capacity for making them.
I believe in humor as the universal solvent of ignorance, grief, and fear.
I believe in public libraries.
believe in using intellectual property rights to establish a sustaining
wellspring for the creative endeavors of others; I believe in the
Creative Commons license.
I believe in putting final punctuation outside the quotes unless it was present in the original.
I believe in the Oxford comma.
don't believe in rigid gender lines, violence as national economic
policy, or any particular religion (though I'm congenial to many).