My name is Brent Basham and I’m one half of Digital Dads. The other guy in the mix is Andrew Currie, but since he made me write this I probably won’t say much about him. To sum it up, he’s a computer programmer, has enough other talents (singing, design) to make me #jealous, and he’s pretty instrumental in the production of our podcast (specifically bringing the kids in like we do in the Star Wars episode). Other than that I believe we can safely ignore him for now.
Now where was I, oh yes, back to me. Like Andrew, I’m also a computer programmer and love technology. I’m also a dad to the three little monkeys pictured to the left. One afternoon at lunch (we used to work together), we realized we are part of a unique generation of parents.
You see Andrew and I grew up in a time without the Internet. Perhaps the single biggest invention since the beginning of time. Seriously. It’s right up there with fire, the wheel, and toilet paper. And our children will never know a world that is not always on, always connected (listen to Top 10 Things Our Kids will Never Know), and increasingly distracting. As parents, we are challenged with raising them to succeed in a world that is moving faster by the day. How can we possibly keep up?
Our biggest goal at Digital Dads is to provide a super interesting and amazingly insightful look at the joys and pains of parenting in this brave new world. And if we come up a little short well, we tried. But I can tell you now that this is the best thing to hit the Internet since AOL. And that’s saying something.
So check out a few of our posts or listen to a couple of our podcasts, and I’m certain you’ll be hooked for good. If not, check back with us in a couple weeks. We are working hard to improve our craft and we may have gotten better by then. A great place to start is Hello World or our first podcast “Where We’re Going We Don’t Need Roads”. And if you really want to go for a ride make sure you check out our episode where we recorded the S-E-X talk with my son. It’s authentic and guaranteed to make you laugh.
If you enjoy the show iTunes reviews are like gold in the podcast world. And I’m talking about pre-bubble gold. It would help us a ton if you gave us a good rating and review.
Also, we’d love to include you as part of our community. We’re all in this together after all. And all of us are better than any of us. You can of course connect with us here and you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Or if you want to learn more about raising kids in a digital world you can download our free book, The Rules of the Round Table. We look forward to getting to know you better as we blaze a digital path to the future together.