What marvelous clarity:
On your blog, you can document your public agenda better than anyone else can. If you’ve ever been interviewed by a newspaper reporter, you know the drill. An hour of careful explanation may be reduced to a quote that makes you cringe. What hasn’t occurred to most people yet is that you can publish that careful explanation yourself. Or that, when you do, the web’s aggregation engines will surface your words in appropriate contexts, and will help people measure their impact.
…. In a knowledge-based economy, narrating your work becomes part of everyone’s job. That narration produces artifacts we call blogs. They’ll transform Big Media, but only because they’ll transform society.
The whole post is eminently worth reading, and mostly on the subject of the transformation of journalisms. What it says to me is that all that log-file making and process-collecting that I’ve been doing in the last decade really does amount to something: it’s a record –a narration– of where I’ve been and what I’ve thought about, imperfectly connected though it surely is. I wish I’d been better able to convey this to my students…
(found via Gardner Campbell’s posting just this morning…)