This is sort of how my world is split: high tech software company (hey, I live in the SF/Bay Area) and MFA program.
Yes, there’s home, and individual friendships–but the two biggest chunks of social interaction come from work and school.
And here is how it plays out…let’s say we bring up the Apple logo (prominently on display above).
At work: People LOVE Apple! We mostly run on Apple desktop machines–it runs on UNIX, for heaven’s sake. Apple is the bright badass nerdboy in the crowd, the upstart. Boo, Microsoft.
At school: I was sitting in the grad lounge, waiting for an appointment with my prof, typing away on my (Apple) laptop when an MFA peer said, “That big glowing logo is so vulgar.” Huh? I looked up. “Yah, could they make that logo bigger? That is sooo…corporate and disgusting.” I stared at him, with a bemused grin. He continued and said with a scoff, “Marketing!”
My worlds collide in weird and amusing ways. One world’s upstart is another world’s Corporate Gorilla.