Loosely Coupled Conversations


My July column from Connect Magazine has now been published on their web site. Its called Loosely Coupled Conversations. The article starts off:

heard science fiction author Greg Bear say recently that sci-fi authors have conversations in slow motion. One author writes something in his book to which another author responds in his own book and a conversation develops over a period of years. Weblog authors are doing the same thing with two interesting differences:
  • The cycle times for Weblogs are much shorter because Weblogs are easier to publish.
  • The technology used in Weblogs allows you to discover who's responding more easily than in print.