Tuesday, 12 August 2008
Biting the bullet
After much cajoling from friends I bowed to the pressure and agreed to start a blog to share some of my work, ideas and thoughts - however few and far between they are. I have resisted because I feel that, often, the subject cannot be justified in byte sized chunks and also misinterpretations can be read from print which would not have held as much weight if being delivered in a more interactive forum. A good example of this is this post by Eric Nelson(http://blogs.msdn.com/ericnel/archive/2008/07/25/the-reddit-effect.aspx). Knowing Eric I can see where he is coming from, but also how it can be (mis)read by others. Another reluctance to blog on my part is that, in my opinion, IT is overly testosterone-led with developer A saying why his tribe (using technology X) is better than developer B's tribe (with technology Y) and attempting to be the alpha male rather than providing reasoned arguments. Blogging encourages the sharing of ideas and knowledge because of the feeling of anonymity but exposes you more because you are not necessarily amongst friends.