Welcome to the Soap Box

I’ve been known to consider my weblog a conversation. But Michael Herman’s comment that blogging is a high-tech version of bathroom grafitti reminds me that conversation is a group activity [via Scoble]. And since soliloquy is the primary form of discourse here, I can’t really call this a conversation.

A weblog may be a good place to start a conversation. And it may be a good way to distribute the results of a conversation. But it’s not a particularly good way to have a conversation – it has many of downsides of email and it’s slower to boot. It’s more of a soap box from which to proclaim opinions.

So welcome to my soap box, where I hold forth on the internet, software, sports and whatever else takes my fancy. Feel free to drag your own soap box near by and join in.