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Getting the Idea to Blog

I'm starting my blog today. Why the entries earlier? Because I just traveled to Japan, which I always find interesting, and wanted to write about it. So I'm cheating and making retroactive entries.

I got the idea for the blog from Joi Ito. It's not that I hadn't heard of blogs, or even read them on occasion, but Joi's doing it suddenly made it mainstream for me. It took blogging from potential Geek Hierarchy qualification material to the hip end of mainstream. I don't know that I'm mainstream, and I'm certainly not hip, but hey, if I can write a little and feel as if I am, then that's all that really matters.

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