From talking to a particular youngster, I’ve learned that I’ve been particularly cranky the last few weeks. In trying to think why that might be, my best guess is that it started after my week-long trip to Apple’s WWDC in San Francisco.
I don’t want to be in high-tech all that much anymore. But I came in contact with a bunch of people who are a good fit for that line of work, and are making the most of it. Those sorts of high-achievers wouldn’t be caught dead working in the environment I’m in right now, that’s for sure. And I was reminded of how much cooler the Bay Area is than this part of the country, and why I want to move there. I made it there for a year, but then I washed out.
While in the Bay Area, I met with the guy who wrote the music recognition software that represents the crown jewels of the company I’m working for. He’s not just a little bit smart, he’s a real live genius. Not a word I use lightly. He’s very good at what he does, and there’s so few people who can do that kind of work. He can name his own price and his own terms. There’s yet another guy who is very well adapted to working in high-tech, and has made the most of it.
I suppose this means I really need to get myself back on track. Also, I’d like to take some trips with people I’m on good terms with.
p.s.: Boy, do I ever want an iPhone. Want want want. I’m reading the reactions from the early adopters in the blogosphere, and it seems like Apple’s new phone really is as cool as Mister Jobs said it would be. The youngster says I should wait a few weeks to see if any serious problems crop up, but my resistance is weakening. Want want want.