Chris Schmidt, (crschmidt), pointed out today, (I'm pretty sure tongue-in-cheek), that I'm all about the ideas but always look to someone else to implement them. Guilty as charged. I always have my hands in so many pots, I never seem to make the time to learn the technologies to put my ideas to reality. I'm a technologist - I've never been a math person and no matter how much I try, I can't seem to manage to learn a programming language. I was a master of Apple BASIC back in the 80s and I seem to do OK with markup languages from HTML to RDF to XML but I can't seem to figure out Perl, PHP or Python - the scripts I really need to implement most of my ideas.
Today I did a little searching for a place I could take online courses. Ziff-Davis hit the nail on the head in the late 90s with ZDU, (Ziff-Davis University) but I couldn't seem to find anything similar. Anyone have any leads?
In the meantime, I will continue to dream my big dreams and perhaps I'll come across someone who wants to implement one of my ideas. While I'm not a programmer, I'm a pretty quick learner and already have a fairly strong grasp of what is and is not possible.
Because of the "missed opportunity" of sorts in my previous post, I will also start taking more time to writeup my ideas no matter how silly, ludicious, or downright stupid. I need them on paper and out of my brain - at least until it's possible to do a "Full Brain Backup".
That's an idea for another day.