Monday, September 22, 2003

A very cool digital camera
This is too cool. I'm very tempted to buy it. Does it support Macs?

[Update: It does support Macs - OS 9 or higher and G3 or better. Cool!]
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Does Scoble need to take the reality distortion glasses off?
Scoble: Ever consider that there's a bunch of people out there who work, not to get rich, but because the work 1) matters and 2) is fun?

I hate picking on Scoble. He seems like a really nice guy who definitely does an excellent job in evangelizing for whatever company he's working for. With that said, I must comment on Scoble's above post.

Quite some time ago Scoble (long before he worked at Microsoft) had a post concerning God. Scoble made it clear in his post and in his replies to comments on the post that he does not believe in God. He argued that those who believe in God need to take off their “reality distortion glasses” (my term, can’t remember exactly the term he used) and not try to find meaning in things. If we did that, then we’d all have our eyes opened and see that there is no need to believe in God. So, in light of that, I find the above post rather ironic. It appears to me that Scoble has found a purpose and meaning in his life through his work. I could be interpreting this incorrectly, but it sure seems like that’s what he’s saying. After all, if you’re only working for the money then what is the point? Well Scoble, I would guess working only for the money is what you do when you have taken off the “reality distortion glasses” and come to the conclusion that there is no purpose to life.  This is exactly the same viewpoint given throughout much of Ecclesiastes. “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” What does man gain from all his labor at which he toils under the sun? Ecclesiastes 1:3
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