What is an expert, anyway?
Pamela Fox
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Very nice article and very true. As I told you years ago — I see you more as career activist

“… Here’s what being a career activist means: you are on the road most of the time. When you get on the road, you meet people, have intense experiences with them — like going to war or touring with a band. You fall in love a thousand times. And then you leave all those people behind. You get off a plane, turn some strangers into best friends, get on a plane and forget them until you come back into town, and then you take it all back up again.

“If you want to survive this, you’ve got to love that. You’ve got to get off a plane, meet people, fall in love with them, treasure every moment, and know that moments are all you have. Then you get on a plane again and you love them forever. Otherwise, every new meeting is sour because you know how soon it will end. It’s like starting to say your summer-camp goodbyes before you’ve even unpacked your duffel-bag. You’ve got to embrace — or at least forget — that every gig will end in a day or two.”

http://www.tor.com/2009/08/14/cory-doctorows-lemgmakerslemg-part-18-of-81/

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