Timelessness: An interesting thing I heard from Ricky Gervais

Last week, while on the Opie and Anthony show, they got into a discussion about “The Office” and its timeless quality.

The nutshell of the conversation was that RG said the show was purposefully created without any present day “Big Brother winner” references.

In all the hubbub to create something hip, now and happening, sometimes you want to create a classic.

I’ll  try to find the audio.

What are We Doing Here?

Well, it’s quite simple.

For many years, I have written about technology. It was never my intention to write about it; I just sort of fell into it. My goal was always to use technology writing as a stepping stone to writing the real stuff I wanted.

Within the past couple of years, I’ve transitioned from technology writing to now doing the writing to which I’ve always aspired … storytelling: plays, musicals, films and, at some point, my series of novels.

However, once I started doing the creative stuff, I found that many of my fellow writers were a bit … how do I say this without offending anyone … maybe, somewhat technophobic.

So … I am on a one man crusade to rid the creative world of technophobia once and for all.

When I think about the storytellers that came before us, they had a really hard time keeping track of their ideas, scripts, storylines, projects and everything else that goes into having an amazing career telling stories.

Think about it: when was the last time you carried around a notebook? Do you still scribble notes somewhere and hope to find them later? Are you still using 3×5 cards to organize your stories?

Why not get a notebook app on your phone? Why not use something like Final Draft, Scrivener or even Microsoft OneNote to organize everything?

How do you manage your projects? Have you thought about using a spreadsheet or even a project management system?

Most people I’ve talked to haven’t considered some of these things. Mainly because people want to spend their time creating stories not figuring out software.

Well, as a by-product of me doing all of the technology writing, I’ve figured out how to use all kinds of software. I’m also a Microsoft Certified Trainer.

So what does this all mean and how does it help you?

I know what it’s like to be a storyteller. I also know how to explain software to everyone from the super geeks to the biggest computer-phobes and to everyone in between.

And that’s what we’ll discuss here: Technology for Storytellers.

So, sit back, relax grab a nice whiskey and enjoy the site.

Technology Info for Creative People