What goes around comes around.
Because I've been blogging for some time, and using the blog world for my information visualization work, I subscribe to http://radio.weblogs.com/0110772/"> Seb's Open Research.
Seb cited a post that caught my eye.
An Academic Resource for Microcontent. Met with Liz Lawley last week in Rochester to talk about the possibility of putting together an NSF grant... [Blog de Halavais]
I'm in Rochester, I'm interested in this stuff, I'm writing a grant right now, and Liz Lawley is a familiar name, so I followed the link. I'll pursue the project, but that's not the main point....
The point is that not only are Lawley and Halavais kindred local spirits of whom I was unaware, but Lawley's list of "Colleague's Blogs" includes Mike Axelrod with whom I go way back. (A few days after creating DowntownAnywhere in 1993, I received an "Email to Downtown Anywhere" from someone right around the corner (a coincidence, since DA was based in Boston.) I picked up the phone introduced myself minutes after Mike had clicked the Submit button and visited him and his then-partners-in-crime Stephen Jacobs and Martin Presberg. Martin and I subsequently became partners in SoftLock/DigitalGoods. Stephen and I are still colluding on things.)
Anyway I didn't know Mike was interested in this stuff, and the the post on his blog that caught my eye was one about collecting small world stories. So here's two.
And hello, Lawley, Halavais and Axelrod. Let's do lunch sometime?