I, robot; or Taking back transit

FactorycitypolisDaryl accused me of being a robot because I tend to write a helluva lot about web/tech topics. So much so that I seem cyborgian. Well, yeah, I guess that’s accurate given that 99% of his interactions with me occur online (that’s the nature of Work Two Dot Faux). But then, I tend not to really make a distinction between my so-called online life and the one I carry on in the meatspace as a not-so-mild mannered dimwit chucklehead.

As I like to say of my web-based alcoholic and self-destructive blogger persona: “I’m not an alcoholic, self-destructive blogger. I just play one on the interweb.”

Anyway, whatever the hell that means, Daryl’s got a point. I’ve gotta start showing the connection between all this web goopiness and what I’m trying to do in the real, (like Tracy Bonham said).

So if I have my way, I’ll be helping to build out a worldwide network of Coworking venues, holding international microevents that cost nothing, waging a war on intellectual property rights and its follow-on intellectual police state and now, add to that list… taking on the debacle that is the American transit system. Or something.

When do I find time to sleep you might ask? Well, when you’re a robot, you don’t need to sleep. So I guess Daryl was right after all.

More to follow my dear four readers…. we’s all jes gettin’ stahted

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Author: Chris Messina

Head of West Coast Business Development at Republic. Ever-curious product designer and technologist. Hashtag inventor. Previously: Molly.com (YC W18), Uber, Google.

3 thoughts on “I, robot; or Taking back transit”

  1. Excellent use of the word “chucklehead”! Mike and I were debating using that word in our presentation last weekend, and Mike vetoed it on the grounds that the audience was not familiar with the term. Guess he was wrong again!

  2. D’oh! I was trying to enclose my comment within asterisks (per IRC convention), but I didn’t realize that WordPress would treat that as markup syntax. Now I’m really hanging my head in shame. Please, someone, just kill me now…

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