December 21, 2004
David Tebbutt on blogging: "It's ridiculously like how the brain appears to work"

I am surely going to have more to say here about this gentleman, but for the moment, read this fascinating little aborted tangent, so to speak:

What I have discovered (hence all the links above) is that the intensely networked or linked nature of blogs is what gives it massive value – way beyond that of the internet generally. It's a case of following trusted chains – If A links to B and A is trustworthy, then B is likely to be trustworthy too.

Within an organisation, this is even more likely to be true. The trustworthy people will gain connections and the less trustworthy will be sidelined. It's ridiculously like how the brain appears to work. But I won't go there. Suffice it to say that I've spent a lot of my life thinking about things like this.

I really hope that he does "go there", some time Real Soon Now.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 03:25 PM
Category: BloggingScience