Asking why has been part of my daily routine for as long as I can remember, hence days lost forever in Wikipedia.
I'm going to say I have to disagree with this throw-away statement though:
One likely culprit is the number of hours kids now spend in front of the TV and playing videogames rather than engaging in creative activities.
TV? Sure, science shows that your brain does less when watching TV than it does when sleeping.
Videogames? Not so much. Even a lot of the seemingly monotonous violent shooters tend to encourage creative problem solving. Medical researches wouldn't be creating game-like representations of unsolved problems if they didn't recognise the kind of thinking that it promotes, and thinker that it attracts.
"I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter" - Walt Disney
Gotta love the complexity and power of the human mind, and the uniqueness of every one who walks this earth. So much opportunity, so much potential ...so little time as an individual to grasp and share it all!
From my very first experience, communicating to a complete stranger over my school's IRC in 1988, I was exhilarated by the unfathomable potential of the internet in its ability to globally connect the niche en masse, finally igniting the power of human difference rather than isolating it, and as a result, accelerating progress towards our possibility.
It was that vision that had me hooked.
In 1995 (pre-Google -- gasp!), I wed passion with profession by joining the UK's largest internet service provider, CompuServe Interactive; and I remain happily married to the cause of innovation and possibility realisation almost 20 years later.
- AMP Financial ServicesTransformation Consultant, 2013 - present
- UBankDigital Director, 2012 - 2013
- ninemsnHead of Creative Services & Network Products, 2011 - 2012
- Amnesia RazorfishDirector,New Business & Social Media, 2010 - 2011
- Vodafone AustraliaHead of Online, 2005 - 2010
- Vodafone UK2002 - 2005
- Vodafone Group2001 - 2002
- Vizzavi UK2000 - 2001
- Claydon Heeley International1999 - 2000
- CompuServe Interactive1995 - 1999