So I am trying to post this on a dial-up line in
I landed at Mumbai airport to find a spanking new Immigration area (in preparation for an Asian Development Bank meeting in the city later this week). Clear it in 5 minutes - Progress! I find a park with a jogging track where a few months ago was swamp. Complete with uniformed guards (with ties) whose job is to blow whistles at kids of all ages who cut across the well manicured lawns and bushes. It costs 5 Indian rupees (about US 11c) to get in – another sign of huge change in a country with a lot of socialized recreation. Progress.
So on this slow line I see a post by Phil Wainewright and see 2 commenters blow the whistle. One questions his grammar; the other his facts. I think about the typos I make on my blog (for some reason I keep wanting to call Sam Palmisano at IBM Sal - I used to know a Sal at IBM. And Don Valentine at Seqouia, Doug. He does have a partner Doug Leone) and how readers are kind enough to point them out. And why blogs in general have to make progress when it comes to proof reading.
Working now with 2 editors – Mary Ann Thompson at TechSpend and Richard Young for the monthly series I am doing for Real Finance, you realize the huge value of editors. I have worked with Mary Ann for several years and she can and does finish my incomplete sentences. Richard has a wicked sense of humor and spices up my stuff. Us bloggers do not have the luxury of having someone edit our stuff (other than our beloved readers)– but that is no excuse. We have to keep making progress.
That’s my 11c for the day, oops 5 Indian Rupees. I am jet lagged...enough progress!