I am a husband and a father of three kids, and I have three cats.
I like Anthropology, Music, Theater. I compose music and I build guitars out of recycled materials. I take photographs. I read a lot. I write a lot (here and elsewhere).
Most of all I am interested in the power of language, of sharing ideas, of telling stories.
Yes I worked in IT for 18 years, but I am not an engineer. I didn't follow any particular school or college to get into the IT world. I had actually started the first year of Sociology at the university, but quickly decided to drop out: it was 1997, everybody in Europe was getting onto the internet, and I seized the opportunity to start working in IT, starting from a very humble role that gave me economic independence from my parents, and eventually made my way up in the IT business by continuing to work hard in that field for over 18 years and gaining real experience of real companies and real projects from the 'bottom up' (my favorite way of learning).
I do like technology, but most of all I like the potential of interconnecting people and sharing information. I am also painfully aware of issues the over-use and pervasiveness of technology is creating – damages we are doing to the environment, psychological and physiological issues to individuals/societies, issues related to privacy and security, etc.
I think technology should be the mean to achieve something useful, but 'innovation' for the sake of it (and just for making more money) should not be the purpose driving it all.
My thoughts and opinions often change, and as a weblog is intended to provide a semi-permanent point in time snapshot you should not consider out of date posts to reflect my current thoughts and opinions.
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