End of The Other Black Stuff

June 11th, 2013

Sad to see that David is going to stop writing.  I hope he, or someone else, archives it using a free service.  It resonated with me, as I have considered stopping writing here several times over the years.  This part particularly stood out:

As a collective (coffee geeks/specialty industry talking heads / starfuckers and starfuckees) we lend too much credence to unbridled theorists. The positive reinforcement from comments, retweets, attention perpetuates this kind of malignant behaviour. It becomes self-fueling, and unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your point of view) it can be rewarding in a roundabout way.

Thought is cheap though. Developing a compelling, yet ultimately shallow narrative is also cheap, and easy (see most TED talks). Action, work, making something, creating change is much more difficult and often less heralded. I hope to do more of the latter and less of the former.

 “Fin” by The Other Black Stuff

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