Perhaps you've noticed my use of a label "empo-tymshft" on this blog. But I've used it elsewhere also.
You see, while I've been posting a lot of "empo-tymshft" stuff here in my music blog, I found that I've been posting it in some of my other blogs also. So I finally set up a single blog for all of my time-related posts, regardless of whether they're music-related, business-related, or whatever.
So what is tymshft? This is what I said:
[P]eople talk about new things and assume that they are new. Take the cloud. For some people, it’s a wondrous new thing, this ability to store data in the cloud and access it from anywhere. Some misguided souls probably even think that Steve Jobs invented the cloud. But some of the features of the cloud were present decades ago, in old time-sharing systems. iCloud is a CompuServe that begins with a vowel....
At the same time, there are things that have changed significantly over the years. For example, I remember when a “phone” was something that was attached to the wall, and came from “the phone company.”
Just this morning I posted a music-related item on tymshft: Do you own a radio?
If you're interested in such ruminations on time, and how things change or don't change over time, I strongly encourage you to go to tymshft.
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And I look forward to your comments and contributions.
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