PAX East Proves Geeks Should Rule the World
Today, I spent some time browsing through my favorite forums. There are lots of sites that I frequent for content, but only a few on which I take the time to read the forums because although forums are a wonderful place for interesting discussion they also tend to be a wonderful place for completely useless chatter. One forum that I’ve been lurking on a lot lately is PAX East because it’s only about a month away and I am ridiculously excited. Every day there’s some new tidbit that makes me jump up and down and nearly spill my coffee. (Wil Wheaton! Jonathan Coulton! Yippee!)
I know everyone has an opinion and that it’s impossible for people to always agree. Just imagine how boring your average tabletop game would be without rules debates. “You don’t have line of sight.” “Yes, I do.” “Oh, my bad. Your Space Marines can surely see right around that corner. Take the shot.” It would be awful. So it wasn’t that Persistent Geek had an unpopular opinion, but that he was so single-minded in his defense of that opinion. Most everyone disagreed with him and some were none too nice in their rebuttals while others had thoughtful responses to counter his original statements. Didn’t matter. Through it all Persistent Geek stayed the course, not altering his original statements an iota. After getting past my initial reaction I suddenly realized that this thread was the key to, well, everything.
Now if we could all just agree on how to get this plan going…aw, forget it. That’ll never happen.