Blogsphere. Just need to ramble a little this morning on the awesome revolution known as blogging. This is likely to a rather long entry, so either grab a cup, or just move on.
I am going to make a bold statement, I think that blogging is the greatest revolution in communication since Gutenberg started ing out Bibles in 1450. While there are some who will certainly argue that Marconi’s discovery of radio waves being able to travel over long distance in 1894 might fall in there, but I would suggest that radio has largely been a communication for the elite. You either have to have a lot of money, or you have to be famous already. But with blogging I can submit my ideas for the world to see, and can read articles from just about anyone (4.5 million blogs and counting).
Let me hypothesize for a moment. Suppose that I have some great insight into something that I want to communicate. And suppose that blogging wasn’t available. Without the internet (and I acknowledge that there are a couple of great other Internet tools out there) I would be left to doing a postal newsletter, and not a whole lot else. But with the world of the Internet I can host and post a web site, do e-mail newsletters, or do a blog.
Back to reality. I have nothing significant to contribute, and I will confess that is something that I have thought about a lot lately. What is my mark on this world. I have some things that I do fairly well, few that I do better than anyone else. Just keep scratching my head. If I get the new camera that I am working to get I think that I will probably focus this blog space into a commitment to that camera system. Not that it will make my mark in the world, but it will be something that will be unique. We shall see.