Evangelizing the importance and use of large information sets, research, and
discovery through alternate media forms. Visualizations, interactive
installations, video art.
Anyone feeling crazy enough to create a position like that?
On 9/28/11 2:12 PM, "Karen Coyle" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I think a great question would be: what would you REALLY like to be
> doing? And I'm meaning that professionally, not "I'd rather be
> sailing/sleeping/drinking a beer." Pretend that the daily niggling
> bits of the job are gone and money is no object -- what would you do?
> Quoting Matt McCollow <[log in to unmask]>:
>> "Why not? Why not? Why not not, then, if the best reasoning you can
>> contrive is why not?" - David Foster Wallace
>> I do what I do because I like learning how things work, taking
>> things apart and seeing what makes them tick. I like taking an idea
>> I have and making something with it, and I like taking things that
>> are broken and making them work. I think if I hadn't gone down the
>> developer path, I might have liked to be a mechanic.
>> Matt McCollow
>> Web Developer
>> Mills Library, McMaster University
>> On 2011-09-28, at 1:44 PM, Eric Hellman wrote:
>>> I think it's a good question, worth asking about *every* dev
>>> position being hired for. I would be interested to hear an answer
>>> from others on the list. In fact, I think the price of putting a
>>> position announcement on Code4lib should be a willingness to answer
>>> "why?". And "why not?" is a pretty pathetic answer.
>>> For me, I'm doing what I'm doing because I think it's important and
>>> because no one else is doing it. I hope there are many other with a
>>> similar answer.