The Race, the Cloud, the Blog

I’ve not been blogging here as heavily lately. This is not because of any lack of interest, but just a lack of time. Erik Brynjolfsson and I just published our ebook Race Against the Machine: How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy. The book’s been getting a fair amount of attention, which is great. But self-publishing the book and then talking about it have taken up a lot of time recently, which has reduced blogging bandwidth.

I also have an article in the current (November) issue of Harvard Business Review with the self-explanatory title “What Every CEO Needs to Know About the Cloud.” As Marc Benioff is fond of pointing out these days, cloud computing and social computing go hand-in-hand, but thinking and writing about the former has left me a bit less time for the latter.

And I’m also still blogging over at, arguing with Marxists (yes, they apparently still exist) and engaging on other topics. All of which has taken me away from contributing to this blog as frequently.

I fully intend to change this. This is where I got my start blogging and learned its power, and it’s still my favorite place to throw out ideas and get reactions. So I’m not dead yet; please keep tuning in.

And please tell me what you’d like to talk about here? As you may know, I’m interested in what digital technologies are doing to the business world. In recent years I’ve looked primarily at Social technologies / Enterprise 2.0, cloud computing, and (in Race Against…) the changing division of labor between people and machines.

Within these areas, what are the most interesting topics? What should I be looking at, researching, and writing about? And outside these areas, what are the most interesting things happening at the intersection of technology, economics, and business? What are the most interesting things to be investigating and thinking about these days? Leave a comment, please, and let us know what you think.