Thursday, August 11, 2005

When does work become work?

Originally uploaded by mcknight.
So many people wonder about this...common answer: when it stops being fun. I am waiting for the day when my daughter doesn't want to vacuum. As it is now, she won't let me vacuum because she has so much fun trying to do it. How long does it remain fun for her? What happens when work makes the things that you used to find fun not fun anymore? All of a sudden you can end up in a place where nothing is fun. And that's no fun.

Maybe it's not so great to find vacuuming fun for long. I think people who are in the position where the things that they find fun are their work. But vacuuming is definitely going to the robots. Not a growth field over the next 30 years.