# Tuesday, 04 July 2006

Is a blog just for reading? Some blogs have way more life in the comments than the original posts (think Mini Microsoft for example, and I'm not saying the original posts are lifeless, just that the comments really take it up a notch) while others (like the one you're reading now) have very few comments. I like to think that people wander off and think about what they read, or go fix the problem in their code (hello all you broke-your-sql-reporting-services-installation people, I see your search terms in my activity list) and think nicely of me.

But here's a rather interesting blog entry. It's one word long. And that word is not all that unusual. Now I love self-reference, Godel, Escher, Bach etc, so I laughed. And I'm not alone. The commenters got it right away, drawing on a long tradition back to Usenet (at least 20 years) and then bringing in some more recent traditions. Good fun for as long as you can stand it.

Kate

Tuesday, 04 July 2006 21:32:03 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Comments [2]
Monday, 10 July 2006 22:06:29 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Perhaps blogs are for reading, and forums / Usenet are for discussion and commenting.

Regardless; I really enjoy your work. I took your OO / UML courses years ago then read a couple of your books and now continue to follow your blog postings. Your written work and career as a consultant have been a significant source of inspiration.

Your blog is definitely a "wander off and think about what [you] read" blog.

-Adam
Saturday, 22 July 2006 08:48:59 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Yes, your blog is definitely a wander-off-and-thing-about-what-your-read blog! I find myself opening up VS to play with the information treasures.

Thanks,
George
George L. Jackson
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