Every so often, I find it useful to 'pause for station identification' so that it's clear who I am and what I do.
My name is Charlie Schick, I am a product manager at Nokia (see details for more). I use this site mostly to talk and think about the fusion of the mobile and the Internet. Lately, my writing (and Web reading) has suffered on all fronts and backs, mostly due to my project here at Nokia, which I thoroughly enjoy and is exactly what I want to be doing,
Lately, my forward-thoughts have been moving to other interesting areas, such as the long now, how our second life on the 'net can improve our first life in the real world, and forcing myself to be more creative and do the story telling I want to do. I'm not sure how that will affect the nature of my writing here, though I don't expect changes any time soon.
For the hundreds of you on feed readers, my site also has a side bar with a link to my WINKsite (I'm a winkster), my del.icio.us links of note (sporadically showing up here as links of the day), and a link to some of my creative writing that I've put on the Web. I also have a running list of Tired Words, you might find amusing or not (feel free to suggest others).
I also want to take the opportunity for all of you who read my site. I try to not repeat what is out there, since so many of you are great writers and in many ways have your thumb on the pulse of the Internet and mobile world much better than I. And, that so many keep coming back to this site, suggest that I do have something of value to you all.
I hope to keep it that way, regardless of what I write about.
Standard Disclaimer (riffing off of Cringley)
Everything I write here on this site is an expression of my own opinions, NOT of my employer, Nokia. If these were the opinions of Nokia, the site would be called 'Nokia something' and, for sure, the writing and design would be much more professional. Likewise, I am an intensely trained professional writer (heh), so don't expect to find any confidential secret corporate mumbo-jumbo being revealed here. Everything I write here is public info or readily found via any decent search engine or easily deduced by someone who has an understanding of the industry.
On the flip side, this is my personal site. Please don’t flood me with ideas that you think Nokia might be interested in. Better to leave a comment or trackback relevant to one of my posts (emphasis: relevant). Or go visit one of the Nokia blogs.