tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4675824318850793724.post4000528423865242142..comments2012-04-23T05:08:52.618-04:00Comments on Open Media Boston Blog: The Zen of Brick and MortarOpen Media Boston Editorial Boardhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09522005637983046166noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4675824318850793724.post-9302536866353132102009-07-30T22:56:39.269-04:002009-07-30T22:56:39.269-04:00My first job was working as a video game salespers...My first job was working as a video game salesperson at Toys R Us. While I felt some community with my coworkers, it was mostly because of an &quot;us vs them&quot; attitude directed at the customers. We always griped that we would be able to accomplish our jobs if only we didn&#39;t have to help shoppers.<br /><br />From the shoppers perspective, I despise commercialism (surprised?) and by extension, shopping. The only stores I ever feel comfortable in are Microcenters and Frys--huge electronics stores filled with nerds like me.<br /><br />I don&#39;t shy away from being called a misanthrope. Quite the contrary, I embrace the term as it applies to my &quot;real life&quot; interactions--those unpredictable, unscripted, surface-level relationships with strangers. However, online, where I interact with people around content, around ideas, and with the instant ability to log out and turn off the computer when I&#39;ve reached my tipping point, I think I&#39;m rather social.<br /><br />I&#39;m comfortable with a different paradigm of human interaction--one that requires a different repertoire of social and technical skills--but human interaction, still.<br /><br />And for the record, Dave, I&#39;ll <b>never</b> ask you to Bing anything. (Though I might suggest you http://lmgtfy.com.)Jesse Kirdahy-Scaliahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17764908931728289864noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4675824318850793724.post-25948068892098583872009-07-30T21:22:27.407-04:002009-07-30T21:22:27.407-04:00RESISTANCE IS FUTILE, Goodman! WE ARE BORG ... :...RESISTANCE IS FUTILE, Goodman!<br /><br />WE ARE BORG ...<br /><br />:pjpramashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04093515124254686420noreply@blogger.com