It may just be a faulty translation, but I’m amused that the Vanksen|Culture-buzz blog calls me a “bassist” for The Richter Scales. The post is, of course, about our wildly popular “Here Comes Another Bubble” music video–over 600,000 views on YouTube and counting!
In other news, my friend Jeff bemoans the similarity of his name to many others on LinkedIn. This inspired me to do a Google search for my own name, which showed up on a list of Sergey Brin’s favorite books. Who knew?
The “professional ‘headline'” on my LinkedIn profile is Polymath. I didn’t choose that just to use obscure teminology, or to show off my vocabulary; it really is what I aspire to be. And none of the possible synonyms has the right connotation: “Renaissance Man” is a bit of a cliche thanks to overuse, and the even more esoteric “Homo universalis” is just asking for a beatdown.
I will be the first to admit that I’m not the best at anything I do. I’m not the best singer in the Richter Scales; I’m not the best writer in any forum; I’m not the best programmer at work. But I will argue that I am more well-rounded than many other people–and the distinction is that I don’t just like a lot of different things, I do a lot of different things.