I always consider my first waking workday thought of a new year to be interesting and worthy of note.
I pay attention to that first waking workday thought, because it's often more broadly focused than love for my wife (first thought of every new year) or the typical morning-after-celebration pain.
This year's first waking workday thought was this: let's all try to do better this year.
We -- as a technology community (and, frankly, as a species) -- didn't distinguish ourselves last year. In fact,when it comes to living up to our better angels.
Whether it was the behavior of our world leaders, , or the fact that Miley Cyrus was the "most searched" person in 2013 and Nelson Mandela didn't even make it into the top 10... ., the ongoing security breaches, the , , , , , , , the ,
You can describe 2013 in four words: NSA, shutdown, twerking, and selfie.
Sigh. We need to do better this year. Humanity had better step up its game.
That, then, was my first waking workday thought of 2014. Think about it. I sure will.
P.S. For those of you wondering about bodily functions and coffee, those are pre-waking thoughts and don't count.