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> > R E B OO T Y O U R B R A I N BY JON BRADSHAW << SO, YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE? IT WAS 10 P.M. ON A FRIDAY IN SPRING 1987 AND TIME FOR THE LAST DANCE AT THE LOCAL YOUTH DISCO. For the last three hours, I (and 200 or so others) had enjoyed an innocent evening dancing to a soundtrack of mostly Phil Collins, The Eurythmics and Billy Joel. I’d danced like a malfunctioning windmill most of the night and was now slowed down by the sweaty air, teenage longing and self-consciousness. The DJ introduced the traditional slow one+ song that would herald the end of the evening: “Lady in Red” by Chris de Burgh. I’d been going to these monthly events for more than two years, but had never had any success in getting a girl to dance with me. I’d only asked once, and the response—“Go away now or I’ll kick you”—from the beautiful but image-conscious Mary S. had shattered my confidence. Mary was all too aware that being seen even in proximity of the geeky 42 07.11

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of One + July 2011

One + July 2011
Energy of Many
Paradigm Shifts, Part II
Web Watch
Ask the Experts
Recognizing Community and Organizational Excellence
Art of Travel
The Prism Effect
Top Spots
Using New Tech for Old Purposes
So You Think You Can Dance
Don’t Use Tech You Don’t Understand
Are You In It to Win It?
Anything is Possible
Night of the Radishes
Well Played
When People Come Together, Magic Happens
Size Matters
Building a Better FAM
One Bar at a Time
Industry Insights
Your Community
Making a Difference
Until We Meet Again

One + July 2011