The last Fortune (01.10.05) features "Ten Tech Trends to Watch in 2005." No. 1: "Why You Can't Ignore Bloggers." (Welcome aboard, Big Media—Dan Rather Not sends his regards from retirement!) In a related note, the current New Yorker has a brilliantly reported, eye-popping piece, "Battle Lessons: What the Generals Don't Know." It's a report on the way in which junior officers in Iraq are using the Web to teach each other—in real time—the tricks of survival in modern urban warfare. The boomer senior leaders are not the Web fiends the Gen-X junior officers are; moreover the claim is made (accurately, I think) that Gen-X officers are directionally less hierarchical than their boomer bosses—and more inclined to figure things out for themselves regardless of received doctrine.
Can we say: There are two kinds of people: Those who Blog, and those who don't?
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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