Well we’re back at work now and the festive season is truly over.
Like a lot of people our festive time consisted of some family time, some freeway time, a few good things like lobster on the barbecue and a new year’s day swim and of course an argument – and being a family of geeks it was about the role of the rural Irish underclass in nineteenth century Australia rather than who drank the last of the Moet ? (not me, I’m a Piper Heidesick man myself).
Of course new year is also a time to reassess. I’ve previously done my What Worked post for 2014, and it’s fair to say that my use of technology has not changed things that much.
Sure, I’m finding I use a tablet far more for all my routine things, email, note taking and the rest, and I prefer my Chromebook to my windows laptop, but these are not big things, I’m just using different tools to do the same jobs.
What is changing is what I do with these tools. For example, while I still retain my deep interest in things Roman and related to Late Antiquity, I am less engaged, while the history of nineteenth century Australia increasingly fascinates (as does the same period in the United States and the Anglo engagement in Latin America).
So perhaps we will have change of direction in 2015. Or prhaps not. We’ll know when it’s 2016 …
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