The Geek's Dilemma
- a nice short read from one of the GeekDad guys. Breadth vs. Depth. Are you a geek specialist or a renaissance man?
I am pulled in both directions because I am interested in so many things, but have the obsessive nature that prevents me from doing anything less than diving in 100%. For instance, I used to be a volunteer firefighter and wound up quitting because I could only make a percentage of calls equivalent to most of the slackers. It bothered me too much to be doing a half-assed job. Overall I think I fall in the middle but would like to trend over to specialist. Optimally I would have only enough geekeries that I could be a master at all, yet have enough to provide a feeling of variety and go through the "seasons" of geekery (for instance, right now I am hardcore craving wooden cube games).
What about you?