Daily Archives: September 8, 2003

Writing, Linking and the Handspring

BloggerCon excitement

I am very excited about BloggerCon. I got approval today to go to
BloggerCon under the credentilas of the Springfield Business Journal thanks to the
foresight of Clarissa French, managing editor. I'm writing two feature
articles for their consideration. I hoping to have them published
quickly after the conference, but in this world of instant online
publishing, I can have my unedited versions on the web in a matter of

I'm writing this from my Handspring (where will that name go, now that
the corporate vacuum cleaner called 3Com has sucked them up?) so linking
will be sparse. When I write now, I think in rich links remembering
posts and mentally linking them as I go.

Rambling… Writing from the
Treo takes a little more effort, because I seem to touch-type with my
thumbs–not the best since the right thumb gets the most workout. The
intended purpose of this paragraph was to discuss mental linking. As I
said before, I think and write with mental linking, skipping from
watching the Treo's keyboard while I type to remembering the linked post
or commercial news item, all as a fanatastic mental surfboard ride.
True mental multitasking without the work threads, letting the mind
slip into neutral mode.

Done with rambling post for now. BloggerCon will be a great eye-opener
for me. It's one thing to create your perception of the universe;it's
quite another to greet the reality head-on.