Monday, February 9, 2009

One Netbook per Unemployed Person

I need an occupation for my brain. I realize now that I've been too nasty to the power industry, and I will never get a job with them, and constantly making fun of their disasters is too depressing. And they don't have a clue about geology or seismicity, so they will just try to ignore these elephants in the room, much to their cost.

And so, for a different tack. I've been reading extensively on the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) program, but it has been totally shot by the global recession. And then I thought, what is the growth industry in a depression? It's sucking off Obama programs -- retraining!

I'm preparing myself to teach a course, not in geology or seismicity, that's for the Ivory Tower, but in my new idea of One Netbook per Unemployed Person (ONPUP). I'm whipping up my CV, and designing the course. Everything will be blog-based, so I'll put my progress up here.

If anybody has any contacts, let me know.


Silver Fox said...

What kind of contacts? You mean like in the Obaba-nation?

I'll take a laptop, although I'm not sure if consultants are ever technically unemployed!

Harold Asmis said...

I meant the contacts that I will be after in the education biz, community colleges, etc.

We consultants are never unemployed, we can only be merely underemployed.

Silver Fox said...

I'm distinctly underemployed right now, but only have been for < one month. Hardly counts even!

Maybe Callan? Maybe Geology Joe? Maybe they have some contacts? [I mean for the reeel thing, the kids, not for us underemployeds.]

Harold Asmis said...

Oh no! La recession! Reminds me of 1977 when all the resource towns emptied.