Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Assessing the Present Moment

I've long contended that, with the partial exception of Facebook, my online presences aren't about me. They're about something of interest to me, and inevitably filtered through my perspective and constrained by the amount of time I have to give to each, but they're not actually about me. I'm personally not that interesting, I'm just fiendishly drawn to topics that are.

Nevertheless, life sometimes impinges.

In Robotics for Gardeners and Farmers, Part 6, I said "I think it is time to bring this series to a close and begin a new one which attempts to bring these two audiences together...", implying, without saying so directly, that this new series would follow almost immediately.

What did occur to me almost immediately after posting the above is that the effort to bring roboticists together with gardeners and farmers — particularly those engaged in organic/biological/ecological/regenerative approaches — has been the primary mission of this blog from its outset, ten years ago, so a series for this purpose would seem somewhat redundant. Also, the effort to produce the twelve posts outlined in Robotics for Gardening and Farming: A Guide to Two Recent Series exhausted me more than I appreciated at the time. I need a break.

Happily, the dramatic success of the pre-order campaign for FarmBot Genesis came along just in time to take up my slack. So far as I'm concerned, the ball is in their court for the moment.

I expect to return to posting here at a more sedate pace, and to give more of my time to other interests.

In the meantime, I will continue to be on the lookout for anything I can simply link to that contributes to building a bridge between robotics and its application to making the best practices of __*__ scalable. *(Filling in that blank is a bit tricky. There are quite a few overlapping communities of practice, and I don't wish to exclude any of them.)

If what you see here leaves you wanting more, I post more frequently to my topic, and more frequently yet to my Twitter account, both of which have a similar central focus.