Just back from London. Susan made three brilliant restaurant choices during our brief 2-day stay. She gets the lion's share of the credit—and the rest goes to Zagat's. How did we live without 'em? Bigger point: Amazon and Zagat's are part of the Populist-Web Megatrend. I trust Amazon reviewers (collectively) far more than the peculiarities of the New York Times Book Review. And I trust Zagat's far more than Frommer's or some Blue-Green-Red guide. The Web is the Great Democratizer—and I also refer you again to Mr Suroweicki's The Wisdom of Crowds (see above, MVP awards). Crowds often "get it right"—and I for one salute the "crowd" of volunteers at Zagat's that contributed to my gustatory wellbeing in London.
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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