Because two years ago, when there were only a few voices out in the digital wilderness talking about archives, technology and future trends, none of this kind of vigorous discussion would have taken place.
I think we should all--yes, all of us--tap ourselves on the shoulder.
That said, while I remain enthusiastic about Web 2.0's impact on archives and hopeful that something truly positive and transformational can occur, I realize, personally, that I have been 'out of the game' (okay, out of work, really, but 'out of the game' sounds more, well, more sportive) and I must get back into the game, hunker down, and move forward, if not only for sanity's sake but also for adding meaningful words and thoughts to the discourse with a calm and discerning mind.
Between finding employment and blogging, I have to honestly side with finding employment, especially in these econo-lyptic days.
I will take a break from blogging, but will continue micro-blogging over at Twitter.
I am also working on a new blog. A few of you, by accident perhaps, may have already come across it. My intentions are not to keep it a secret for much longer; but once it is securely settled, I will provide more details.
In the meantime, I am posting a Top 5 list of popular posts and a Top 5 list of not so popular posts from The DIGITAL Archive's archives based on Google's metrics.
Top 5 posts:
- What Library 2.0 Can Teach Archives 2.0
- The Friday Abstract: Those New Archivist Ads
- The Friday Abstract: Love is a Time Machine
- Archivist Jobs That Sizzle (i.e. do not suck)
- From Canada to London: How Twitter Opens (Conference) Doors
Top 5 not so popular posts (but still good reads, I think):
- The Web and History
- Weaving the Archivist Web
- uStream.tv and the rise of the new "ME" dia
- Dawn of Location-Based Information
- Web Trends 2008
Thanks for reading! Stay tuned!