“1:00 a.m. It’s not unusual for me to be writing these posts late in the evening. After all, I’m also “programmed” to have a day-job which takes most of my time. But this blog exists because I’m not content with doing just that. As Linus Torvalds describes in the prologue to “The Hacker Ethic”, Linus’ Law states that there are 3 powerful motivators to do everything we do: survival, social ties & entertainment. This blog exists because I have the strong conviction that my readers, although anonymous, form a powerful social network that is ultimately helping me build on the abstract notion of a “Global Culture”, which is ultimately an intellectual exercise, or in Linus words entertainment with capital “E”. The kind that stimulates your brain and drives you to spend long hours trying to explain how everything works.”
Between 2004 and 2009 most of my blogging took place in the original Global Culture blog. At that point I realized that some of the themes I was writing needed a more relevant home and so restructured much of the content. The content of the old Global-Culture.org was split into three blogs: TheTravelersWay.com, which continues to host all my writings about the “Art of Travel”, this blog, which keeps my more personal mumblings about urbanism, globalization, entrepreneurs, and my new business blog Tribal.MX which inherited most of the posts with value from a technology/professional perspective.