I went to school with Dave Hyndman

Actually, I didn’t go to school with Dave Hyndman, but, it seems, almost everyone else on PEI did. I think I’ve met a half a dozen people who have identified themselves as being “good friends with Dave from way back” in the last couple of months. They seem universally surprised that, through some tricky manoeuver, I also know Dave (although not well, and obviously not “from way back.”); it’s as though I’ve somehow cracked a code that I’m not, technically, supposed to have been able to have cracked.

I’m honoured. I think.

It’s made me realize that the bedrock upon which much of Island society is built is people [who went to school \| are cousins \| used to work \| once met at a party in Stanchel] with each other. I’m not lamenting this: I see it as the primary economic development advantage of Prince Edward Island.

To paraphrase Stewart Brand, “we are a Borg; we might as well get good at it.”


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Dave Hyndman on October 20, 2003 - 23:14 Permalink

I actually did go to school with Dave Hyndman. Trust me, you didn’t miss much.

Thanks for the, I think, kind words. See you Friday.

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Dave Hyndman on October 31, 2004 - 20:59 Permalink

I once did a Google search on Dave Hyndman and found 11 different Dave Hyndmans — and I wasn’t one of them.

But I *am* Canadian