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I'm a partner at Greylock, former CEO of Mozilla, founder of Reactivity, dad, husband & nerd, among other things.

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    Blogging with a baby on your back

Life this summer for us has been a bit of a blur, welcoming ZBL into our family, trying to get a little sleep here and there. 

The past couple of days, as Z has had trouble taking his nap, I’ve been wearing him around the house in this backpack, until he finally gives it up. Can take an hour or two, but it works for us. 

This morning I had a fair amount of stuff I wanted to blog (and do on my computer). Instead, I’m pacing around the house with a baby on my back. 

No complaints - none at all - I’m a happy guy with Z on my back, and feel lucky in all ways, really. 

But this morning it got me thinking about context, and how so often we’re all running so hard professionally, trying to change the world, that sometimes we forget, in email, or on Twitter, or in blog comments, that people are all in different personal contexts - with babies on their backs or something else. 

One of the things I’ve loved about blogs, tweets, tumbls & Facebook updates is how it’s given a little more insight, a little more context into people’s lives when they’re willing to share. 

It’s still amazing to me that I can walk around the house, listening to Pandora on the stereo, take a picture with my phone and then write this on the tiny glass keyboard. 

As tech becomes both ubiquitous and more invisible, we’ll have to learn more about contexts, and how and why people work.

    Blogging with a baby on your back

    Life this summer for us has been a bit of a blur, welcoming ZBL into our family, trying to get a little sleep here and there.

    The past couple of days, as Z has had trouble taking his nap, I’ve been wearing him around the house in this backpack, until he finally gives it up. Can take an hour or two, but it works for us.

    This morning I had a fair amount of stuff I wanted to blog (and do on my computer). Instead, I’m pacing around the house with a baby on my back.

    No complaints - none at all - I’m a happy guy with Z on my back, and feel lucky in all ways, really.

    But this morning it got me thinking about context, and how so often we’re all running so hard professionally, trying to change the world, that sometimes we forget, in email, or on Twitter, or in blog comments, that people are all in different personal contexts - with babies on their backs or something else.

    One of the things I’ve loved about blogs, tweets, tumbls & Facebook updates is how it’s given a little more insight, a little more context into people’s lives when they’re willing to share.

    It’s still amazing to me that I can walk around the house, listening to Pandora on the stereo, take a picture with my phone and then write this on the tiny glass keyboard.

    As tech becomes both ubiquitous and more invisible, we’ll have to learn more about contexts, and how and why people work.

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