Anyone who reads me regularly knows I love analogies. They don’t even need to be that great, and I’ll run them to the ground.
Earlier, I was recommended on #followfriday by Jason English (Jason blogs for ITKO who makes, as far as I can tell, a great set of testing tools) as “biz or bizarre”. Now, I’m feeling like I need to have a more professional look-and-feel, so I’m going to write about technology instead of funny iphone screenshots and fantastic women in tech.
Ironically, doing so brings to mind the way we all felt when we realized that our parents actually had sex.
It was a disturbing mix of “Really? I guess they must. I can’t imagine them being any good, but good for them!” And, once the thought was there, and you warmed up to it (and grew up) your shrink helped you realize that it was perfectly normal, and they probably enjoyed it in their own way. (I can go on with this analogy if you like, just let me know, it’s just I’m about to eat…)
Well, the push by the by the US Government to make “machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government” accessible, and develop an AWS-like community makes me feel just the same. I guess it makes sense, they’re probably not any good but I’m sure they’ll have fun… and in a weird way, I want to watch. Who knows? Maybe in 10 years, my shrink might tell me it’s perfectly normal?