Sun, Oct 4, 2009
Laurence emailed me a few weeks ago to let me know that Arefatica is featured in the Fall 2009 issue of Maisonneuve. I knew it was going to be published, but had forgotten all about it. It’s a nice piece. Wish I could edit it a bit just to adjust the way I said some stuff and to add what I’ve figured out since Sarah and I spoke. But, well, so be it. Sarah was already a champ — letting me see the piece before it went to print. It starts off like this…
Having spent years working in communications for international development projects, Christine Prefontaine had long suspected that there was more to be gained than lost from sharing ideas, or even from having them stolen. Not only did sharing seem to solve problems more quickly, but it also raised the profile of the idea’s originator. And it wasn’t ideas that ensured success, she reasoned, but the ability to come up with them — something nobody could steal.
Kinda like how it connects my work work with Artefatica, my just-for-love project. Nice to get feedback and attention!