"You should write a blog", she said.
"Nice idea, but I am pretty sure people don't want to know what book I am reading right now (and they may not have the required crayon colors anyway)", I answered.
"Well then just tell them what you are thinking", she tried.
"About what?", I mused.
"About the future.", she had the look of a hawk above her prey.
"Ahh, the future... I could try that."
So that's the quick summary of how we ended up at this point (watch out for those marketing VPs - they're a scheming bunch). My take on it all is that I don't like blogs, but i do like "blog voice". It is sort of similar to the way i don't really care for poetry but i do like "poetry voice" (go to any local poetry slam and you'll know what I am talking about within a few droning lines of iambic pentameter). So i decided to write blarticles instead. I wish I could have coined the term "blarticle" but unfortunately Google tells me i'm not first to to the punch on this one. In any regard, a blarticle is simply a long form blog entry in article format, or conversely a long form article in blog voice format.
While i seem to have an opinion on everything, I figured I would apply some self-myopia and focus on technology futures as it relates to the work I do on a day basis. In general, I have spent the last 10 years thinking about the current and future issues related to managing IT and its applications. So that's what this here blog is all about. Take a look, comment as you wish, and we'll see where it all takes us. If you need to reach me, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am always happy to hear others opinions, confirming and disenting alike.
ps - The current plan is to put out a blarticle about once a month