Why BLOG

Just today I had a discussion with a colleague on the relevance of a blog and why I should or should not bother with what only a few years ago wasn’t even a word. I have no good answer, no insight as to why or why not, but it sure is nice to get some of my thoughts down on “paper”…. HA – paper, even that is an odd concept these days.

Recently I mentioned a type writer to my 9 year old son, and he said “whats a typewriter”? I couldn’t believe it…. but what’s odd about that, it has been about 20 years…..

So, maybe I won’t get thousands of people to read this, nor do I really care who reads it and, the more I write the more I think, maybe my colleague is right, what is the point? But I continue anyway….

Now ask me about Twitter and again I am a little confused. I am new to the BLOG and just as I get into it, out comes Twitter….What the HE!!. I do remember back in 1990 when I graduated from College and the talk of the Internet was all around – soon after there was talk of the world wide web…. I just couldn’t get my mind around it. Where is it? Who owns it? Can I see it? Well that may sound silly now, but at the time it was…NEW, unknown and just like all things new, a little scary.

So, what started off as a scary unknown, is now my bread and butter. I feel like I understand the Internet, Routing, BGP,  DNS and the million other acronyms that go along with it and at the same time out comes Twitter…… Oh I know, a bunch of you are saying – twitter has been out for a long time…. Well even if it has, I didn’t pay any attention until now and as far as I’m concerned, if I didn’t notice it, it didn’t matter….. I’m just kidding of course.

All I can say is that even for a guy like me, who knows a lot about the internet, routing,  security, wirless, voice and blah blah blah, there is always new stuff and no matter how much I know, the more I’m around I realize just how much I don’t know.

So – Why BLOG – Because I can…….

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