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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Explore my Cocktail Brain

How much time have you wasted running Google searches in attempts to find bits of cocktail lore or new cocktail recipes? For me, the answer was plenty! Sometimes I can’t find what I’m looking for, or can only find it after repeatedly refining my search and clicking through to lots of disappointing web sites. Other times I would serendipitously find a really cool site and bookmark it, even though I knew I might never remember to go back to it again due to the size of my cocktail bookmark folder. I knew I really needed an effective way to organize my cocktail knowledge, but had no idea how to do it.

Then one day I was playing with the Personal Brain software I had downloaded when inspiration hit: I should build a Cocktail Brain. It would be a repository of all my cocktail knowledge. It would include my best bookmarks and give me an easy way to find them by linking items together by topic and relationship. I started, and it was like eating popcorn. I kept enhancing my Cocktail Brain: adding new thoughts, building new links, adding new topical areas, refining my knowledge…

I think it’s a really cool way to look at cocktails, and I plan to work on it continually. It will change and grow, just like a real brain. An early version is now available on the web, just follow the link below. I would like your feedback if you have time. What do you think? Is it useful? Could you find what you’re looking for? What was your experience? Did you like it? Just reply to this post with your opinions, any questions you may have, or any ideas for improvement. I promise to get back to you unless the response is truly overwhelming. Welcome to my Cocktail Brain. When you get there, check out the “Welcome” and “Help” documents and the start exploring.

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