Exploring or Settling

Jamie and Ben wonder about the wisdom of exploring alternatives or less commonly used services and apps. Should we all be pioneers in an ever-westward quest for new and improved applications and services? When should we explore? When should we settle? 

When do we quit the endless game of musical chairs over apps that are supposedly about productivity?


Jamie: I don’t code and everybody keeps telling me I should learn C and stuff like that. I might do it and its something I’ve always wanted to do but its something I’ve wanted to do for so long now I’ve kind of come to terms with the fact that i’ll probably never do it.

Like I still don’t have a driving license either. I turned 29 last month and I still don’t have a driving license. What dawned on me was - over here you get a provisional license, I think you guys call it a learners permit. And it expired after ten years - last year. I went to go use it as a form of ID and they were like “that’s expired.”

Its still me. I’m not expired. You can still use it as proof of who I am.

I took ten driving lessons when I was 19 and I’ve not taken any since, so, like 10 years of so-called learning to drive I just never bothered doing it.

Ben: So I guess you don’t need to drive then.

Jamie: Thats it. Its like code. I don’t need to code, but people are always telling me I should.

I almost feel like an impostor because I’m writing about stuff but perhaps I don’t have the right to write about it? I try to keep things as simple as possible when I’m writing about stuff. I don’t go off on tangents and use fancy words and stuff.

I just want people to be able to read it and get my point.

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