New, The Next Frontier

Look around, how often do you hear anybody talk about “new” today?

New policies?  New opportunities, new jobs, or new wealth?  The complexity and effects of “new” cannot be overstated.

America, as always, is at the epicenter of new.

I’m very comfortable with new, in the great majority of the time.  I seek it.  I create it.  I live it.  My world…the world of tech, is constantly filled with new.  The rate has been increasing for a long time.   Back in my younger days, I rebelled against a lot of different things justifying my cause in the name of “new”.

New was better.  New was exciting.  New was risky.

In the fuzzy days of my youth, something new always was seen as a good thing.  The promise of new technologies, new techniques, new inventions was a better life and ever increasing standard of living, for everybody.  My whole life has been…well…about new.

The i-Phone is certainly seen as new and tremendously useful.  The labor-saving effects of a phone and Web browser, that fits into your pocket, is nothing short of remarkable.  Throw in on-board GPS, sensors, and a million apps and we have an outstanding example of why I’m so fond of new.

New has always represented a dream.  It represented something to shoot for (not at!).  It represented a brighter tomorrow, opportunity, prosperity, accomplishment…and success.

So now, where are we with new?  Is new living up to it’s potential?  How are new foreign and domestic policies working in American?


Figure it out.



About Rob Reilly

Rob is an independent consultant, writer, and speaker, specializing in Linux/Free software, hacking of just about everything, DIY and Maker Movement, and tech media. He has a BS in Mechanical Technology from Purdue University. Contact him at
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