I just recently wrote an article about wireless blogging and thankfully had a comment on there by somebody who wrote an application for an e-mail to blog gateway, which is actually all you need. Now this is fun. Now I really need to play with this I think.
Monthly Archives: November 2002
(Originally published on infoSync) Throughout the next few paragraphs I will attempt to introduce you to the concept of a blog, tell you why I would not call it journalism, and even show you why journalists all over the world should be shaking in their pants. In other words; sit tight, it’s going to be a rough little ride.
I stayed almost two hours in the biggest book store in NRW, a part of germany, yesterday. I thought I’d boil down my amazon wish list a bit and in the end bought two books of it, added two new ones and bought another two that were not even in the list.
In total I bought the Dilbert Principle by Scott Adams, Neal Stephensons new book Interface (at least I think it’s new), The New new thing by Michael Lewis and The Nebula Awards Showcase 2002, a list of short stories that won the award in 2002. In 1985 Orson Scott Card won the Nebula Award as Best Novel for Ender’s Game, just to make a point that these might actually be very very good. Of course, I rarely like films that win lots of awards, but we will see.
I added No Logo by Naomi Klein, Strategy Safar by Henry Mintzberg and The Corrrections by Jonathan Franzen.
I just finished Robert Harris’ Archangel, a book that thijs gave me some time ago. I have to admit, that it is fairly good. The story is well layed out, the characters are good and in general the story is very deep. I didn’t want to put down the book at the end which is good. I just don’t know how true the history is in the book. Then again, if it were, it would not be too important as I’m not able to remember all this stuff anyway. If it isn’t, then it’s a great story in itself. So all in all. The book makes you think a lot too, about russia and the way it’s history is shaping its future and also the current way of living in the country.