Welcome to the Crossroads of Project SAFE, and Technology and Choice podcasts. Safecrossroads covers the technology, applications, ideas and people of SAFE Network, where SAFE stands for Secure Access For Everyone, with the keynote of Privacy, Security and Freedom for all.
Technology and Choice covers almost anything viewed through the lens created by the concepts of technology and choice, taken together.
Your host is John Ferguson, the Simpleton of the Project SAFE, because sometimes it takes a simpleton to ask the right questions. After all, we can't all be geeks.
Visit www.safecrossroads.net and technologyandchoice.com for additional blog posts and articles.
United States
82 episodes
since Apr, 2015


As the creator of something, do you give it life? As a fiction writer, does a story acquire a life of its own? As a software programmer, do you sometimes feel that what you're creating has something to teach you? Is your creation of any sort just something you do and have done, or do you nurture it and query it about what it needs to succeed? I recently had the pleasure of visiting my old friend, Robert Worstell, on his farm in Missouri, after 20 years of not seeing each other in person, but 15 years of regular communication and collaboration. This was a very meaningful and useful time for us both, and I hope our conversation conveys some fraction of meaning and usefulness to the listener. We mine a vein of gold here, not just about writing, but about the relationship of anyone with the subject of what he or she is creating. It's a perspective that applies across the board, whether one is a writer, a programmer, a salesperson or carpenter, etc. We hit on something very interesting regarding the intersection of technology and choice which I, personally at least, found quite profound. Enjoy. And consider how the mechanics discussed here might apply to what you do and what you create. MUSIC "Phantom from Space" by Kevin MacLeod. LINKS [Robert's Writers Challenge Accountability page](http://livesensical.com/writing/) [Help on becoming a writer -- FREE for now](http://becomingawriter.thinkific.com/) [Free stuff from Robert for listeners of this episode](https://calm.li/RobertWorstellProfile) [Package of three free courses on writing](http://BecomingAWriter.thinkific.com) FREE [Go Thunk Yourself, Again](https://www.books2read.com/u/mBPQoD) -- A great book containing an outline of Roberts approach to researching subjects. [*Becoming a Writer*, by Dorothea Brand](https://www.books2read.com/b/bzazRG) [*On Writing*, by Stephen King](https://books2read.com/u/m2vPR1) **Previous Technology & Choice episodes with Robert Worstell** [TC 34 - On Writing and Research, with Robert Worstell](https://technologyandchoice.com/podcasts/2018/06/episode-34-on-writing-and-research-with-robert-worstell/) [TC 1 - Virtual Reality](https://technologyandchoice.com/podcasts/2016/03/episode-1-virtual-reality/) [TC 2 - Revenge of the Social Media Zombies](https://technologyandchoice.com/podcasts/2016/04/episode-2-revenge-of-the-social-media-zombies/) [TC 3 - The Resounding Duh!](https://technologyandchoice.com/podcasts/2016/04/episode-3-the-resounding-duh/) [TC 4 - A Talk with Paul Rosenburg](https://technologyandchoice.com/podcasts/2016/04/episode-4-a-talk-with-paul-rosenburg/) [TC 5 - Scam Tech 101](https://technologyandchoice.com/podcasts/2016/05/episode-5-scam-tech-101/) [TC 7 - Some Loose Ends](https://technologyandchoice.com/podcasts/2016/05/episode-7-some-loose-ends/) [TC 12 - Influence Says It All](https://technologyandchoice.com/podcasts/2017/01/episode-12-influence-says-it-all/) [Technology & Choice Subscription page](https://technologyandchoice.com/subscribe/)
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