Question for Time Travelers

Hello time traveler!

You must be someone from the future since nobody alive today (Jan 19, 2008) is aware that I started a new blog. I hope you are from the near future, say 2010 or 2011, and not from the faraway future, like the year 2400 or something. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against people from 2400. I'm sure they will be very nice and decent folks. (Hopefully a bit nicer than those living today.)

The reason I hope you're from the near future is because I like to be still around when people start reading my blog entries. I have started this great new project about writing a book, which I will explain in more detail later, and I assume that some time in the future people will discover my blog and start reading all those historical blog entries that I'm still going to write over the next few years. It's like a planned paleontology project, though the fossils will be less dirty and less cumbersome to dig up, and the strange creature that will have left the droppings will not be dead yet. At least, that's what I hope.

So please tell me, what date are you from? Did the book I am writing now become a best-seller before or after 2010? Or was my work discovered long after I was dead? I would really, really hate that. But you won't have to hold back that information to spare my feelings, since (in that case) I won't be around to read it anyway.

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  • Krister Kauppi

    I’m from the future 🙂 The date is 2010-09-14. I found one of your presentation “So Now You’re an Agilist…” which is very aligned with my thougts. After that I started to look at your blog posts and many posts were intressting. So now I will start reading from the start of your blog so that I will not miss something… See you in the future 🙂
    PS. Probably I will buy your book…

  • Jurgen Appelo

    Hi Krister, thanks for traveling back in time! 😉

  • Stefan Billiet

    Funny amount of foresight, this blogpost 🙂
    This coming from the future, I can tell you that you have done a great job on your book. It is one of 2 books that really kindled my interest in all things Agile, so thank you for that 🙂
    With best regards
    Stefan Billiet

  • Lilli

    funny thing you asked about traveling back in time!
    I love to discover things from the very beginning, so here I am!
    It’s 30th may in 2011! And I am just starting to read your blog!
    A good friend of mine told me about you and as I love to experience new stuff I am glad to read your blog 🙂
    Looking forward to come to 2011 😉

  • Jurgen Appelo

    Thanks for the nice feedback from the future.
    I love it! 🙂

  • Rajaa Mahfoud

    Hello Jurgen!

    Je n’arrive pas à croire que je viens de découvrir ce blog. Comme vous avez pu le constater on est en 2014 (18/02/2014) et apparemment c’est le futur c’est fou!

    Le monde va mal et comme je suis une fille hyper-méga sensible donc je vais mal aussi.

    Je ne supporte plus la pression qu’à notre monde d’aujourd’hui sur nous. Il faut être beau, riche, intelligent, penser de la même façon, acheter les mêmes choses, aimer les mêmes choses, détester les mêmes choses. On est entrain de devenir des robots, on nous vole notre authenticité, notre vie privée. Malheureusement, les gens ne rendent pas compte. Et un jour ou l’autre ça va être trop tard.

    I’m going to read all your blog and certainly buy your book but most importantly i will try to be less controlled because let’s be honest, i’m already addicted p

    Kisses from Morroco.

    • jurgenappelo

      Well, I don’t read French. But thanks! 🙂

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