"The problem here is a totalitarian uniformity, a cult-like mentality such that even allies are enemies if they fail to follow the Exact Party Line. " - Phyllis Chesler

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Walking With Microsoft

No this isn't a post about Bill Gates....well not really.

For the past few months I've been attending my local "hiking" group. It's really just a walking group that is more about being social than anything else. We have a lovely huge park to walk through with a lot of trails and it's just a lot of fun.

This morning I realized why I feel so comfortable with this group. Other first timers often sign up, see our crew from a distance and say "No way," And never approach us and go home. For probably the same reason they walk away I attend and love it.

Most of the people that come are like people you'd have met who started Microsoft before they were a household name.  They're not the "cool kids" but they're so interesting, smart smart smart and quite frankly I don't have to do any of the work around them. I can just listen and walk.

That's so neat!

1 comment:

Aleta said...

The important thing is that you enjoy being with the people in the walking group. There are other like-minded groups out there too, just need to find them :)