Meanwhile in Toronto
I just started reading a secondhand copy of Douglas Coupland’s JPod, and it turns out the previous owner has annotated it, adding another layer of marginalia on a novel that has instructions for ramen noodles and software bug reports in the text.
Today I joked (with my bizarrely-assorted game dev pod) that I’d add my own layer by highlighting everything that has actually happened to me in game development. Maybe I’ll color-code by studio. And underline all the things I recognize from living in China. I’m loving the previous reader’s notes, but I also really wish I had this as an ebook so I could highlight and share passages.
Anyway, it’s pretty good so far.
Client: I want Google AdWords, but I want you to pick random keywords that are cheap because nobody ever uses them. Maybe we could even make up new words and set them as our keywords? Be creative, it´s your job!
Me: Well, that’s not exactly how AdWords works. Let me explain why it’s good to…
I am doing everything I can.