Jan Chipchase, who I’ve never met, has a small goal. He wants to understand everything. He also says that is impossible. For me, it is impossible. For him, I’m not so sure. At the very least he appears to have been everywhere, and documented her travels with an incredible zeal.
Jan works for Nokia, doing research on how people really use phones. Apparently, he also likes to see how people do a lot of other things. On his site, Future Perfect he expounds on all sorts of topics; some posts are simple observations, others more trenchant analysis of how we live our lives in the modern world.
My favorite? The Selfish Toothbrush.