Monday, January 29, 2007

The Unconference: Guess What the Beverage of Choice is?

Brother Silver over at his Blog of Hope and Glory just introduced me to a new idea that is (quite appropriately) described by a word new to me, that is, "the unconference." He links to Wikipedia for deeper detail, and the thrust of the thing seems to be a kind of purposeful anarchy with a Sixties feel. At least it might seem so to those of us who were so happily -- and perhaps purposefully -- confused during that time of refreshment.

Anyway, this is a snippet from the Wikipedia article. It makes me hungry for more:

The Law of Two Feet -- a foot of passion and a foot of responsibility -- expresses the core idea of taking responsibility for what you love. In practical terms, the law says that if you're neither contributing nor getting value where you are, use your two feet (or available form of mobility) and go somewhere where you can. It is also a reminder to stand up for your passion. From the law, flow four principles:
  • Whoever comes is the right people
  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could have
  • Whenever it starts is the right time
  • When it's over, it's over
I think I can dig it. I haven't dug anything for a long time.

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