It Could Get Worse
Marcus Brown has stopped blogging rather abruptly. This may be something we see more of—as blogging, which can be a form of "serious play" for some turns into a burden for others. It takes a lot of time and dedication to cultivate a blog. At one point or another, most bloggers will ask themselves "is this really worth it?". I read some of Marcus' rationale behind the decision and I'm happy that he made a healthy choice for himself. Marcus, thanks for the sharing—and the sausage. :)
Former agency.com colleagues Anotai Batz and Andy Hobsbawm, have written books. Actually, Andy is in the process of writing his upcoming book which will be called "Small is the Next Big Thing". He shares the first chapter in his blog. Here's a very brief sample:
"The story of this book is about a fundamental shift in the balance of power and centre of energy in the modern world: away from the monolithic, the hierarchical and the centralised, and towards the miniature, the networked and the distributed. But the story starts before then."
Speaking of small, Anotei has gone the private publishing route via Lulu. Her book is titled "My Life in Black and White". The book is actually a journal that you write yourself. Anotei provides the framework and questions. Interesting concept.
TED's new site offers multiple ways to view the video content from the full range of TED speakers including "themes". The video quality is very decent and offers some nice interactive features such as re-sizing and "chapters". Go and kill and hour or four.