Randon links and thoughts

Having the time to do a bit of blog reading and comments  this morning was so nice. It is impossible to keep up with all the blogs I would like to read.  I have a short list of blogs I try to always read because they almost always have interesting thought provoking stuff.

The A list includes Jonathan Schwartz  who is as entertaining to read as he is to listen to. His latest posting about why he hasn’t blogged in a month had me laughing out loud and of course I like to keep up with what is going on at my alma matter.

I’ve added Andy Lark’s blog to the list. He talks about stuff I am interested in and he is also a very entertaining writer. His pointer to these kits to build your own cube seems quite timely for me since I’ve gone from having an office wherever I reserved one (Sun and iWork) to having my very own cube (Intuit). Andy also has a recent posting about a study which showed that people just don’t understand blogs. This is absolutely true. I’ve been talking to a lot of financial planners lately and when I mention my blog I either get a blank stare or a question about why would I write a blog. Usually though no matter who I mention it to I just get a lack of interest. This article that he pointed to from AdAge is also very worth reading. It talks about how  although things like Tivo and blogs make it less likely people will see conventional advertising this just means things are changing. It doesn’t mean the end of marketing and advertising.

Finally this interview with Sun CIO Bill Vass from ZDNet Australia is very good. I used to work for Bill Vass and I have an enormous amount of respect for him. What he says about blogging making lawyers very nervous is very very true. I’ve talked before about how the risk of  saying something in a blog that gets your company in trouble with the SEC making companies nervous about blogging. It explains why Bill doesn’t blog publicly. It is too bad because I know he would be fascinating. On the other hand as a Sun stock holder I can see how the visionary posts he would undoubtedly write would make lawyers very nervous.

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

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