A few weeks ago, I sent emails to friends, family members, co-workers, and educators asking them what they wanted more of. I asked what they need more of, craved more of, would like to have more of, to hope for more of, and what they dream for more of. I did not set any specific context for their replies. Some chose to focus on personal wants. Others listed the "want more" in their professional career.
For the month of July I am going to blog about some of "more" thoughts and lists I received from everyone. Each day there will be a different "more". Feel free to post comments with your "more(s)" too.
July 1, 2011 - Want more food
"Please, sir, I want some more." These are words that Oliver spoke to Mr. Bumble in Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist. Oliver was asking for more food. One of you told me you wanted more cupcakes. A few respondents said they wanted to go out to dinner more often. Many of you said you dreamed of the day when there would be more more starvation in our world. I hope for that too - sooner rather than later.
In our programming world, our source code, our thoughts, our designs, and our architectures are our food. We have a cornucopia of ways to design and build our software. Let’s use the the power of software to help end world hunger.
There are several great web sites and web applications that help everyone donate money, time, and clicks to end starvation. My favorite NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon along with AARP, and the AARP Foundation are working together to help end senior citizen hunger in America at http://drivetoendhunger.org. Another great web application is on the Hunger Site where you can click a button each day and the sponsors will give a cup of food.
If programming was the food of life - then we have so many great programming languages to fill our plates. It’s great that some of the software we build can help put an end to hunger.
What do you want more of?