Who and How
My name is Jeff Einstein. Mine is a story of accidental firsts.
I’m a faith-based father, husband, sibling, and friend. Part philosopher, part digital media pioneer long ago turned digital apostate, part standup comedian, part nonfat dried milk. Certified college-free (I describe my four-year high school career as the best eight days of my life) and entirely GMO. Chased out of two different countries by two different military conscriptions (back when I still had one good knee), with a history of layovers at airports that lasted longer than most of my corporate jobs.
Also authored the first major how-to book series on personal computers, published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich way back in 1984, and co-founded what some believe was the nation’s first digital advertising agency later that same year — acquired a decade later by DMB&B. In the early 1990s I co-founded the nation’s first home-away-from-home cable shopping channel in Honolulu. In 2003 the New York Times referred to me as the Mick Jagger of digital media. Seemed to bear a faint resemblance to a compliment at the time, but now I think it was because — like Mick Jagger — I was the only butt-ugly old coot in an industry full of good looking young hipsters.
I went from digital media pioneer to digital apostate in 2004 — some years before Youtube and Netflix and Facebook and smartphones ruled the world — when I first started writing and speaking about what I described as a default meta-addiction to all things media and all things digital. Addiction, I claimed, had emerged as the new rule rather than the exception. Hardly a surprise now or then that my digital career nose-dived like a kamikaze.
Looking back, my history of accidental firsts seems like a perfectly natural progression for a semi-competent guy with way too much spare time on his hands and a litany of former drug habits to support. Sobered up several decades ago, however, and now — firmly ensconced in my 70s — I’ve lost enough people I love, survived enough close encounters with my own mortality, and compiled enough regrets to understand finally how to prioritize my time and talents. Better late than never. Hence…
What and Why
The Quality of Life Resistance Movement is home to an independent populist philosophy dedicated to those things — faith, family, community, and country — that actively promote and protect the quality of life in 21st-century America. It comes in response to the early 21st-century Rise of Huxwell:
The Quality of Life Resistance Movement is concerned less with the carnival sideshows of national politics, anti-racism, gender equity, and climate change, and more with reversing the indisputable decline in the quality of our lives — a pernicious and deliberate feature of a global class war unleashed in the early 21st century by the architects and oligarchs of Huxwell against poor and middle class people of all colors worldwide.
Simply stated, the Quality of Life Resistance Movement offers a populist blueprint for meaningful resistance: a step-by-step guide to restoring the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities alike.
From the early 1980s through the Dot Com Era of the 1990s, I appeared as a guest speaker at countless digital industry events, seminars, and lectures, and was a featured guest in many dozens of print, radio, and TV interviews, including venues like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Money Magazine, Forbes, Lou Dobbs, PC Magazine, Personal Computing, Red Herring Magazine, Anderson Cooper 360, and The Today Show.
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