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I'm ashamed to admit, what with the whole wifi thing, I now read my laptop, which I'm sure at one point must have included you, Russell, on the loo...

This is one of those occasions where you can have too much feedback.

Let us just say, Robin, that I would wager there are others who do the same.

Blogs, RSS and now Twitter make a virtue out of busy-ness. If you're not busy you are a loser - and our changing comms patterns reflect that insecurity.

We forget that busy and influential people have holidays too. There is joy in the glorious immersion and escapism of print and books.

Have to agree with Jim and Robin, there's psychological cachet attached with being too busy to read a blog proper. And books are still awesome on levels not really yet reached by computer/laptop screens.

Also for those who choose to, the satisfaction of writing, being it prose or otherwise, onto a plain white page and revisiting it later to see what your thoughts were at a particular time is (for me) unparalleled.

I feel vaguely coherent, so I shall now descend into psychobabble..


Did anyone read Jeremy Bullmore in Campaign HAMMERING blogging? I can't remember what his gripe was, but he seemed to think that blogs are rubbish, full of uneducated guesswork and innacurate nearly all of the time.

All I can say is that he's CLEARLY not reading the right blogs (mine is INVALUABLE).

Never stop blogging is also the 2nd of my ten "Golden Commandments" for planners:

Come on, Bullmore! Join the 20th Century!

I think the main difference when working for paper rather than the blogosphere (and yes we nearly all write on the computer anyway) is that as Russell points out, it drives you to clarify the logic and structure of what you write. sometimes when I look at what I have blogged after posting, I think, Christ did I write that crap? Somewhere in all my rubbish, I have an article from a PC Mag in the 80's written by Bill Gates where he claims that by the turn of the century (2000) paper will be a thing of the past, and the much vaunted "Paperless Office" will be a reality... Still waiting.
And as usual... Mrs Belmot nails it... One in the eye for Jeremy.

OK I might be making too big a leap here but on a similar note, go and read this beautiful (albeit elitist) essay by Susan Sontag:


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