A couple of days ago, I stumbled over the question: “What have you done to make the world a better place?”
This is a simple question. It’s only a couple of words. You don’t need to be incredibly creative or spend hours reasoning about ethics; answering it should be as straightforward as jotting down a bullet point list.
However, this particular question popped up in my mind over and over again. Every time I dismissed it by listing some additional things I’ve done in the past. Unsurprisingly, I quickly ran out of answers and thus had to face the truth: I should be doing more. Hell, I felt like I wasn’t doing anything at all. I felt terrible.
Following this realisation, I came up with a list of things I could do. Among various other ideas, one of the bullet points was “share knowledge”. Granted, sharing knowledge doesn’t sound like the most effective way to make the world a better place, but it has the potential to empower others to do so.
Undoubtedly, I could try to share my knowledge about programming computers (as this is the only topic I really know about). Even though it’s a large field and I consider myself far from being an expert in computer science, I’m confident that I can share some insights into the ideas, concepts and technologies that I frequently find to be valuable.
This is what this blog will be about.