Tuesday, August 21, 2007

GeekDad

I just discovered an enjoyable, dust-off-the-Legos-and-have-fun post from DFJ Managing Director Steve Jurvetson. His GeekDad take engages one of our favorite subjects, the creativity of children. "Parenthood is an atavistic adventure, especially for geeks who rediscover their child-like wonder and awe… and find that they can relate better to kids than many adults," Jurvetson offers. "The little people really appreciate arrested development in adults. =)"

Jurvetson -- perhaps I'm arrogantly navel gazing -- echoes and amplifies thoughts herein, specifically our Yes, and ... post. Here are a few morsels of his prose:

From what I can see, the best scientists and engineers nurture a child-like mind. They are playful, open minded and unrestrained by the inner voice of reason, collective cynicism, or fear of failure.

Children remind us of how to be creative, and they foster an existential appreciation of the present. Our perception of the passage of time clocks with salient events. The sheer activity level of children and their rapid transformation accelerates the metronome of life.

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