Argh... so this morning I want to scream. I've been scoping out the integratron in Joshua Tree for months, planning to go check it out and write about it for Daily Mantra. So I mention it on b.la and blech, I find out the boingboing covered it early last week (I've stopped reading that site as it depresses me) and it was in the LAT not that long ago and shit - I f*n hate it when I've been thinking about something for a while and then, blam - it explodes onto the scene. So much for being tapped into the collective consciousness.
Then again, I could use that as a way to birth trends into the mainstream or not so mainstream. Or maybe I should use this as the impetus to NOT wait on any idea I have and EXECUTE it immediately. Damn that distraction for the past few months!
I want to be the one writing about the cool stuff and the scoops. I want to be the rock hunter.
But then, there are times I find out about cool stuff and specifically DON'T write about it. Because it's so neat that I DON'T want anyone to find out about it... yet.
Argh. Maybe this is just the motivation I need to write about the next big thing...
Updated: AOL in Mountain View is hosting women's entrepreneur unconference. WTF? I'm so glad I spent freaking years in Silicon Valley running the Menttium break out sessions. Maybe I just suck, or maybe I'm just freaky years ahead of my time, I was evangelizing DHTML (what is now known as Web 2.0) in 2000 at AOL, thanks to my iamazing engineering team.
But really world, I'm about 6 years ahead of the trend here. Where's the money in that? Oh, right, I'm not in it for the money... I'm in it to ride the edge of the wave. Still...
OK, this is it. I'm intending an opportunity where I can execute on these innovative forward thinking ideas and actually EXECUTE! Grr.