Personal Annual Report
The last two Januaries have brought the release of Nicholas Feltrons Personal Annual Report. And I anticipate this January we will see 2007’s version. I really like them as they sum up a years worth of living, more than 1% of ones life, into charts, graphs and symbols. Stripped of much of the stuff that make people interesting, their peopleness really, we are just a collection of data (presented in a wonderful info-graphic style) as google knows. With the raw data we can tell a story by filling in the blanks, making inferences and conjectures, building that person back to whole. I do not know Nicholas but what he has told me (and everyone) has allowed me to build up a pretty good character in my mind, which I am sure is wrong, as it would be because I made it up.
The real reason for writing this, is that I am planning to attempt the kind of personal documentation achieve by Nicholas as part of my attempt at being interesting. It won’t be the only thing I will be doing, but it is the one that will require the most dedication. We’ll see how it goes.
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It was written on December 26th, 2007 at 4:07 pm
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