I make an effort to regularly surf other blogs, mostly on WordPress, because it’s easy and I’m lazy, but I also keep a list of blogs in Google Reader. I hit a couple of tags regularly – Random, Rants, Writing, Musings, Life – you get the picture. Now and then, when nothing grabs my attention, I search for more specific topics. In a week, my final course in my Master’s program begins, and it’s not a real course – it’s a seminar, where I have to choose to write a thesis or a theoretical paper. If I did a thesis, I would have to do some kind of study, gather data, analyze it, draw conclusions, etc., etc. I’m not that interested in doing a study – I think it’d be difficult with no money and not enough time, so I’m leaning towards the theoretical paper. I have a topic in mind, though I still need to come up with a more in-depth idea. The topic is complexity theory, which I’ve written about once before. It fascinates me to no end, so while many people dread this part of their degree program, I’m really looking forward to it.
In anticipation of kicking off my new project soon, I searched WordPress for ‘complexity theory,’ assuming many people had written about it and I might find some interesting ideas for my project. I was wrong. Seems there aren’t so many people writing about complexity theory, at least not in blogs, so I will have to look for further inspiration elsewhere. I don’t know why I’m surprised I found no exciting blog posts about complexity theory – I realize it’s not a topic on the tips of everyone’s tongues as they gossip around the water cooler – but I somehow assume that absolutely anything I am interested in or need an answer to is a simple search away, and on the rare occasion where that doesn’t turn out to be true, I’m flabbergasted. I wonder how I ever got by without the Internet.