Wishing everyone a happy holiday. An interesting little piece on "live reporting".
My advice is, if you feel compelled to log your information, use a paper notebook. As an information gathering tool, old-school notebooks are amazing. You can soak them in water and they still boot up; if they catch fire, you can still save much of your data; you can take them to the beach and rub them in the sand if you want too. Hell, you can paddle out with one.
Secondly, if you feel the need to tell a friend, find someone you trust, and tell that friend in person. This is the real way to see a smiling face in the lineup. Not only will your sessions be better off, you might be saving a little something for future generations too.
@thebeard. Are you the original author of the post you are quoting here. Or are you trying to subtley demonstrate the point that anything put on-line is fair game for plagiarism and repurposing. If it's not your writing you should put it in quotations with the author credited to avoid any confusion!
But Kimball's point is well taken.
I guess it's the old 'king Midas' story in the age of limitless (commercially exploitable) connectivity.
How do we balance the two conflicting desires of wanting to keep a great secret or experience to ourselves and wanting to share same with our tribe? The moral off this story is keep quiet but don't be surprised or offended when the 'secret' gets out. You probably found that secret spot through information leakage in the first place anyway!
and a happy xmas to u too mr. beard! it's always lovely when u stop in to say HELLO.
inneresting article too... but i wonder if this neo-luddist approach of withholding info is gonna win for u in the end...
misinformation, on the other hand, meets information head-on. metaphorical case in point: when sewage gets dumped in the water, they close the beach.
Those are the last few paragraphs in the article. The piece was written by Kimball Taylor, who is a freelance surf journalist.
I posted the article to just share a different perspective. There are no secrets here, but there are different opinions.
thanks- the beard
Thanks for the kind words, I think?. I am not trying to win here, just sharing a different side of the coin.
o for sure mr. beard... u r a cherrished character on StokeReportStreet! stay stoked :D! oh yeah, also: curious bout the board in yr profile pic...
Courtesy of StokeReport, I see smiling faces of friends I'd otherwise might not know while I'm out in the lineup. I haven't met you yet Mr. Beard but if I see a guy floating around with a paper notebook, in the water, because that sounds like fine advice, I'll say hello!
1. Superficially plausible, but actually wrong: "a specious argument".
The board is a Bushman 10'0 single fin, made for Waimea. Scary board. Happy new year.
- the Beard