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 has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)

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