Reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – not sure if this is one of the books I am bound to finish, but quarter of the way through it in two days is a good sign… bring about some ideas that crossed my mind before:
1. Difference in perception leads to difference in enjoyment. Thinking about something in terms of its components rather than in terms of an ideological system as a whole is much harder to enjoy.
2. What we need is a site that answers questions. A site where the knows can give to the know-nots, possibly for a fee. I have seen such sites before, but they are usually geared towards technical articles. I am suggesting a global research site where the public contributes to a research process. For instance, I am curious about how to figure out an optimal sleeping pattern for myself. I am sure that there are plenty of individuals who also have the same question. So I say, that if I get a satisfactory answer, I will pay 10 bucks. Nobody in their right might would research such a topic for such a small amount, but put together a hundred people like myself, and you got 1000 USD, which is a respectable sum of money for relatively little research. Are there problems with such a system? Sure there are. But I think it may be quite an interesting endeavor.