I was sitting on a plane flight to Seattle, designing my personal webpage. It was November 2007.
Many of my thought processes start with a mind map in my notebook. This was no exception. I was rounding up what I want to tell with my online presence, but more deeply, I tried to figure out what I wanted to do with my life.
It’s no surprise the answer lied withing the realms of computer games. However, my view of them was slowly shifting from pure entertainment to a vision of a medium with the biggest potential for creativity and innovation to cultivate in great educational products. I always valued games that broadened my horizons and I saw this is an obvious extension of something else: as a kid I really loved illustrated encyclopedias.
You see, it wasn’t all supposed to be just little random things with cute sentences on the side. I had this all planned back in November 2007. I was going to do an encyclopedia, but not a gigantic work like Wikipedia. It would be focused on illustrations in a coherent style, with the essence of the matter explained in plain English instead of convoluted scientific terms. It was going to be named Ilustropedia.
We’re passing the apex of the final bend that will take us into the home straight. The last 12 have been a breeze as soon as I settled in my new location. I’m visiting my parents over summer to finish my last exams, write a bachelor’s thesis and graduate.
So onto the next 6, while I also figure out if I want to say anything meaningful in the final text posts.
P.S. Since I got quite the hang of this post something every day thing I started another, but shorter project in parallel. It’s a collection of short stories that will last for about 20 days. I’ve finished the cover and began publishing it yesterday on my personal blog. It’s called The Little Black Book (of growing up and falling in love).