telecom, technology and the occasional floobergeist

I’ve got an abundance of bits and pieces of canadian telecom and internet experience, and I am thrilled to be in a place in time when all is changing, technology is developing, and the status quo is being disrupted. 

Floobergeist is a word that is beginning to defy definition.  The more I roll that smooth pebble around, the more it becomes to mean. Floobergeist started out as the magic dust that turns dreams into ideas.  And then it began to encompass the zing that happens when you have conversations about those ideas. And now, it’s the whole evolution from dream to conversation, with each step improving the later and the former along the way.

Everyone aspires to good conversations. They can lead you to adventures you’ve never imagined, and to people you can twig with.

Let’s have a good conversation…


I'm Not Writing about It...


Main Entry:
sensationalism [sen-sey-shuh-nl-iz-uh m]  Show IPA
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: exaggeration
Synonyms: aggrandizement, boasting, excessfabrication,fish story, hypehyperboleoveremphasis,puffery, tabloid journalism, tall story, whopper,yellow journalism


I’m not convinced that what the media has been doing in the past three days has been sensationalism. Nothing has been exaggerated. Over reported? Maybe. Repetitive? For sure. Invasion of privacy for the victims and families? Absolutely. But we’re reading about. Searching for more information, looking for answers.

Unfortunately - we’re likely not going to find anything of merit. It’s time to turn off the story.

While news media seems to be focused on only one incident, did you realize:



I have to admit, it took some doing to come up with five articles that are completely unrelated to the tragedy of December 14th. 

But if all of us look beyond the front page —- the world is still turning, and people are still doing strange and wonderful things.