Effectively Working in Teams: Baltic German Style

Benjamin Jordan
Geek Culture
Published in
10 min readMar 17, 2023

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One of my brothers once told me a story about a violent rebellion that happened in a small town in Illinois. Have you heard of this rebellion? I don’t recall the name of it, so I’m not giving you much to go on. If you are thinking of a violent rebellion that happened in a small town in Illinois, I guarantee you it’s not this rebellion.

I had not heard of this rebellion either and I insisted that it had never occurred. My brother insisted that it had.

We were discussing this asynchronously, over comments or texts or something, when he finally sent me proof: a link to a Wikipedia article describing the rebellion in detail. This was in the wild wild west days of Wikipedia before anyone knew what it was and when you couldn’t cite Wikipedia for anything (my grandmother may have confused Wikipedia with Wika-pedia: a knowledge base for witchcraft, and even I wasn’t sure if they were the same or not).

Reading through the Wikipedia page, I was astounded. Gobsmacked. It was an amazing story and although the article was short, it seemed the rebellion had actually happened. But — how odd. I read it again. You know — this narrator almost sounds like my brother. One last curiosity: I clicked the Wikipedia history button and saw that the page had been created only 1 hour ago by someone with a very suspicious user name. My…

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Benjamin Jordan
Geek Culture

Tech, thought, teaching. Total loser. Formerly VPE @N3TWORK, CTO @BigRunStudios, Adjunct @SaintLouisUniversity, CTO @Enklu, Studio Tech Director @NCSOFT.