I like to think I am a little bit curious about things. 20 years ago, before All Things Internet, I might take an interest in Parachuting, so would head to the library and check out a few books on it. Interestingly, it is always a scholarly interest – my Father-In-Law, for example, might take an interest in sailing and had the goal of becoming an actual sailor; for me, I’d be more interested in the history of sailing and what it is like to be a sailor without actually sailing.
There was a time when I kept an abridged Encyclopedia for these things. Today, anytime anything strikes my fancy — a history of coffee, a history of Agricultural Revolution, etc. — I simply go to the internet. I love it.