Vittorio Bertocci

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(in few days) One year of blogging

(in few days) One year of blogging

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It's not a year yet, but if I want to bore you with my wrap-up on the subject I have to leverage one of my rare moments of spare time...

Years ago people cyclically saw in the internet the implementation of the abused Andy Warhol's sentence "every person will be world-famous for fifteen minutes": usenet, IRC, home pages, interest groups... all of those were connected to that sentence. I think that blogging is really, really closer to realize it. That became pretty clear to me while seeing the cascading posts with some key fact quoted popping up in many feeds; when my WS-Luggage was linked and quoted I had first hand experience of that.
Anyway, blogging in itself didn't really changed my daily life that much, and I'll try to explain why. Being in Microsoft Services means working very hard side by side with the customers, understanding their problems together, helping them conjugate Microsoft vision and technology in their peculiar contexts in order to obtain the maximum results; we can be a sort of interface between the vision/products and the field, and we try to ensure that the communication between the two sides goes smooth in both directions. That can be tough at times, but when you realize that you actually managed to bring value to them, well believe me, it's really fulfilling. The point of all that is that most of the times what I have in mind is customer's problems, and you usually blog about what you are thinking at the moment; however I can't always speak publicly about customer stuff. As a result, I don't make heavy use of the blog. Simple as that.
Of course I have free thoughts as well, unrelated (or loosely coupled;-) ) to the projects I'm currently involved, but usually the time to explore them or to put them in the blog is very, very limited...

What actually had a big impact on my daily life was discovering aggregators: the preselection made by the feeds of people that has similar interests is really awesome, it actually influenced the way in which I use the internet in "pull mode"... I'm eager to see in which other ways this technology will benefit 'our way to deal with cognitive overhead.
So, in summary: after (almost) one year of use of this technology the balance is definitely positive, furthermore I think that there's still big margin for obtaining even more from it :-)

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