Thursday, September 21, 2006

About me: a mindmap

"About Me" is just about one of the hardest descriptions to write. After all, how can you adequately capture the essence of your identity? Usually, the answers to that question devolve into one's job description, or where one comes from. Always, something is missing.

Recently, I discovered mindmaps by way of the Software Engineering class I'm taking up. It's a great tool for breaking down an idea into its constituent components. And what is identity if not an idea?

So this is Dominique Cimafranca, mindmapped into the different parts which make him what he is.The mindmap doesn't spell it out in so many words, but I think this provides a reasonably complete picture of me. It helps that no one aspect of personality or character takes precedence.

So who am I? I'm a reader, writer, technogeek, advocate, leader, artist, adventurer (ha!), and friend whose life has spanned four cities. I have had some funny past ambitions, one of which has already come true. Most of all, I am still a kid.

But you knew that already.

If you want to make your own mindmap, try VYM (View Your Mind) or Freemind.


  1. very interesting map ... how long did it take you to complete it?

  2. The map itself took about 10 minutes, on and off. But the man behind the map, 36-3/4 years. And counting. :-)