Wow...I've been super-busy this week! It's been crazy! Two more user studies at night and then helping stacie with her database after the debates last night. So needless to say, not much time for blogging. But as promised....
- how stacie's church is like motorola ACS
So I went to church with my friend Stacie this Sunday down on the South Side. And I almost busted out laughing durning the service. They were talking about their change inititives. Like ACS, the church realized that today's younger generation is very different from the older generations and many ideas have changed. So they had a survery to understand basic engagement with the church, held focus groups to understand better, hired an external consultant to help them figure out how to change and execute on that change.... Anyone see some parallels?? In the end, they basically ended up segragating those that are different...having a more traditional service early sunday morning, a more modern service with a band playing later in the morning, and a 20-something service on saturday nights. I guess we all just can't get along after all :)
- relationships being replace by "technology" ??
So one of these "recent changes" the pastor was talking about was that "relationships are being replaced by technology." Of course this got some whispered boos out of me and Stacie :) (Other ones were modernism being replaced by postmodernism and religion being replaced by spirituality) But the relationships one really got me....especially since my JOB is to help foster human relationships through communication technology! I need to find the study, but there was a study that showed that even with email and IM and cell phones and everything else, people are still meeting face to face even more often. It makes sense...if it's easier to get in touch with someone, it's easier to meet up with someone in person. And also much easier to maintain a larger circle of friends all over the world. I mean there's no way I'd be able to stay in touch with my friend Helen in Cambridge if I didn't have IM, and that means I wouldn't have known she'd be in LA this January, and I probably wouldn't have met up with her in London this coming spring because I wouldn't have kept in touch as much. Anyway...moral...technology helps us with our relationships way more than it may hurt :)
- random thoughts on being too busy to write blog posts :)
Yes. Been way to busy to blog. I'll try to be better about it next week. Or maybe the week after that. Or sometime. Just too busy now!! :)
Have a great week everyone!