Umm… well…

Well, ok, it was bound to happen. I started a blog too. Yeah, yeah, I can hear your comments now. “Yawn, not ANOTHER one”. Maybe you’re right. Maybe not.
What are my reasons for doing this? I can’t say. Maybe it’s midlife crisis. Maybe it’s showing off. Maybe it’s just curiosity. To see how it works. What evolves. What can be done, and what can’t be done. Maybe it’s just the promise of fun.
I never really looked into blogs until early this year. I heard a lot of hype about them, but just wasn’t interested. But then I came accross Mark Jen, you know, the guy who got fired by Google because of his blog. I followed his blogs and was amazed of the mixture of thoughts and topics.
And a few weeks ago I came across Leah’s Spit on a stranger blog. Actually I was browsing Google Image search for something completely different and one of her pics was among the results and I clicked on it and found her blog. It’s fun to read, although she had some poor luck recently.
Those two made the difference. So, here I am.


  1. Hi! I saw the trackback on my blog. Welcome to the blogosphere! I’m flattered to know that you enjoyed my random thoughts. You’re in my aggregator, blog away 🙂

  2. The Wild West of internet? Hmm… we were at the internet’s Frontier (capital “F” – you need to switch your CSS to see it) back in ‘89 already, when I and a couple of friends accessed the universities network with a 1200/72 bps acoustic coupler and downloaded a netnews reader and – some months later – an IRC client. I had to go 7km by bicycle to sit in front of a Sun 3/50 workstation to exchange emails, and I had a ridiculously long email address (37 characters) which changed depending at which of the 8 workstations I was logged in.

    The NBT (Next Big Thing) was called “Gopher”, and we were pretty crazy about it. We didn’t believe at first in this strange WWW coming out of Geneva, Switzerland, because we couldn’t see the advantages it had compared to Gopher.

    In a way my friends and I were as ignorant as your former employer when it came to the potential and possibilities of the WWW.

    So blogging is not Wild West for me. Given my track record it’s merely a logical step. I see it as an experiment, which promises to be some fun too. However it’s true that most of the credit actually goes to you – and I thank you for the warm welcome. Let’s see where this may lead.

    Have fun!

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