09 January 2007

Blog As Memory

In the past few weeks, I've used this blog as an external memory jogger about half a dozen times. When did I read my book at the kid's school? Where was the book reviewed? Where's the link to... whatever?

It reminds me of something Eric Raymond said in The Cathedral and the Bazaar: "Any tool should be useful in the expected way, but a truly great tool lends itself to uses you never expected.”

Blogs, in my opinion, are truly great tools... and they certainly lend themselves to uses I didn't expect.

1 comment:

Kim said...

Ha! I just realized ('remembered') what that is a picture of. :)