- "California drivers aren't bad. They're kind of like Ottawa drivers."
- "L.A., I can totally handle driving in you."
- "OMG it actually took me an hour and fifteen minutes to drive two miles because that exit is closed."
- "Where the **** am I?"
- "SERIOUSLY? Phone, you won't connect to any US networks? Seriously??? You're supposed to be smart!"
- "Can't turn around. Liz will think I'm dead."
- "Holy hell. I managed to get lost again."
- "This is sketchy. Must get back to the highway so as not to die in L.A."
- "Welp, this is definitely not where I thought I was going and it will seriously extend my drive home, but at least I know where I'm going to end up."
|Highways. Everywhere. This was about how much traffic there was at 3 in the morning though!|
That train of thought then brought me to work. What would it look like if we remade the library? (That gets talked about a lot.) And when can we do Information Management differently, please? Because what I see now isn't working.
The hard part is that the current reality not only limits our future actions (it's easier to build on it than to scrap everything and start again, even if we don't like the way things are), it limits our thinking. I don't know what a new approach to information management would look like. I can make suggestions, but to tell myself to start with a tabula rasa and build it from the ground... eeesh. I don't even know where to start.
But that trip got me thinking, and now I have a metaphor for things that are bad, and that should be rebuilt. I know that driving in L.A. is lame, and I'd love for it to be different.