May 31 2005
Really good insights from IBM Fellow Grady Booch on several topics, including blogging....
InfoWorld: What is your take on blogging and where that's going?Link: InfoWorld: Grady Booch interview >
Booch: Ninety percent of everything is crap, so there are several million bloggers in this world and there's a lot of really interesting stuff that social scientists years from now will look at it and say, "Wow, we had a mixed-up generation." But on the other hand, there are some real gems, and I follow a few blogs, because in these places it's a great way to see what's happening. I follow James Gosling's blog, I follow Wil Wheaton's blog. Alan Brown has a good blog. I was one of the first bloggers for IBM, and I'll be honest in saying it just utterly amazes me that I'm publishing direct to the IBM site and there are no lawyers between my fingers and the public world.
InfoWorld: Does that make the lawyers nervous?
Booch: Oh, I hope so. But I think it's great because it indicates that IBM recognizes that if they were to [impede] us it would totally destroy the value proposition of blogs.