With the way I write, it can be easy to assume that Think Gate is but one person, that little old me with my egotistical view of my own brain is running the show. But in fact, there is a group of about fifteen of us who collectively work together for our website and blog. This particular blog is written in first person, as this is my own personal one. The idea for Think Gate came when a group of us were sitting around and talking about how University used to be back in the days of the ancient Greeks. Where you would have to travel thousands of miles to get to this one place that was the house of intellect. Once there, the information contained within would be shared freely.
None of this modern day University garbage that requires you spend thousands of dollars on information you don’t even really need to get a job that you probably won’t like. Yes, this is my own personal viewpoint on it, but I remember the days when you went to school to learn, not just to get yourself a good job. Of course, any job requires an amount of learning, but it was never the sole reason behind going to learn something. This may as well be a point of debate for others, and if you have a viewpoint that sees the issue from an angle I don’t, I more than welcome the challenge to my viewpoint on it.
What we set to create though, was an environment that was akin to those old school days, where you could have a location that was a collection of information and the ability to tap into it when you wished. To learn for the sake of learning, and to open your eyes and mind to new things. This has created a little hub of learning that we are quite proud of. Where those who are interested in learning can come, and share, and receive all at the same time. Our website has turned into an impromptu gathering space for those looking for something new and interesting in their lives, and we are glad to be a part of that. Personally, I feel it is a great venture to be able to have a space that documents all of the conversations past, the little tidbits of information that fly around can be hard to keep track of, and I often find myself rereading chat threads from months ago and still being surprised by something shared that I had missed.
It’s this type of ambition that got us started with the idea in the first place, and it’s something that we enjoy maintaining for hundreds of users to enjoy as well. No matter the topic, from household appliances to the latest political leanings, we can always find something to talk about, and always learn something in the process. Even if some of the conversations devolve into all caps online shouting matches, it’s still enjoyable to follow.