SHUTTING THE DOOR ON 2004
The end of the year prompts review, analysis, a look back and a look
ahead. Here in DeanLand we will take our annual acounting of the
year, make a few predictive observations, and offer up our take on the
In many ways 2004 seemed a year of change. Yet so much stayed the same.
Bottom line: 2004 was the year of the paradox.
Report From Humbug HQ
This year the report comes under a new heading, very different -an
improvement- from other years. This year can be filed under HUMBUG-LITE. If this were a soft drink, it would be New and Improved -- Diet Humbug!!
SPREAD THE MEME!
This posting is a community experiment that tests how a meme,
represented by this blog posting, spreads across blogspace, physical
space and time. It will help to show how ideas travel across blogs in
space and time and how blogs are connected. It may also help to show
which blogs (and aggregation sites) are most influential in the
propagation of memes. The dataset from this experiment will be public,
and can be located via Google (or Technorati) by doing a search for the
GUID for this meme (below).
Maybe this should be entitled Speculation & Planning. But for
the moment, we will just leave the title as is. And that will do
Somehow it seems we are now in December.
All the indicators are there: holiday decorations, newspapers beefy
with ad content, some radio stations adding holiday music to the
playlist, a zillion commercials on TV to promote gift-giving, and gee
whiz, a few invitations to holiday parties.