Evidence of the Value of a Blog

I just learned that the editors of Ziff Davis Enterprise put me as #38 in their list of the ‘100 Most Influential People in IT.‘ The people putting this list together evidently considered being ‘

[blogging] is a play in the intellectual influence game… A great university has faculty members who do a great many things — teaching undergraduates, teaching graduate students, the many things that are "research," public education, public service, and the turbocharging of the public sphere of information and debate that is a principal reason that governments finance and donors give to universities. Web logs may well be becoming an important part of that last university mission."

Hear hear, and I plan to use my blog to continue to play in the intellectual influence game. I’m gratified to see that it seems to be working so far…