Old Geeks and Young Geeks

An article about Ars Electronica caught my attention.

Wired News: City Survives Art Geek Invasion [From Ars Electronica, Austria] “One of the coolest things about this year’s festival was that the organizers got a bunch of senior geeks to speak about the future, and a bunch of youngsters to speak about the past,” said festival attendee Frank Capone, from Portland, Maine. “It worked brilliantly. The older folks had a more grounded picture of the future, and the kids audited the past with no emotional attachments.”

It reminded me of Joel in the Bible: “Your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions”
It also reminded me of the Young Leader/Emergent events where we have had the old leaders and the young leaders speak together.


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.

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