That’s one of the great things about these off topic areas - you learn things that wouldn’t necessarily have been mentioned elsewhere.
I think most people are, just read some of the bios of famous actors, saying they are shy folks at heart, performing for acceptance and appreciation.
I see that as a sign of confidence. Commercial advantage apart, I have little time for folks who think they’ve discovered something ‘new’ and in turn consider it their own secret, proprietary invention.
I work in broadcast and love to see individual creativity getting the recognition it deserves. But sadly the industry is largely in the control of Megacorps (BBC included) which pursue what it sees as formulaic success - to the detriment of some outstanding work.
Sadly far too few folks keep themselves fit and healthy and crazy considering it’s the cheapest yet highest returning investment we can make.
It does make you wonder what is going on in some people’s minds and how they can sign off software that isn’t fit for purpose. I won’t mention the software in question but recently my cousin set up an online Florists complete with product pages and shop. Two days in - a week before UK mother’s day - all the product images disappeared and the whole thing looked a real mess…
… My phone rings: “Help!” and a very long weekend later we were up and running in Shopify. Checkout working, choice of payment gateways, discount codes, product collections, Facebook shop. Almost painless. Not perfect, but as close as could be expected and not one obvious bug and perhaps just as importantly, almost every feature you could reasonably expect to see.
Edit: Adding my own.
Technology aside, political economy is my main area of interest and in particular what motivates people to act the way they do. How for example, great motivational writers such as Paine (American Revolution) and Marx (European Revolutions, 1840s) influenced the upheaval of entire continents with just a few well placed words.