In the evenings, I try to read few blob entries. I’ve been intrigued by how they are like following a bibliographic trail. Tonight, I started with John Blyberg’s entry about the conversation between Michael Casey and Michael Stephens on Library 2.0 on ALA TechSource.
The Wired article is a really fascinating article about the business models that are emerging (or need to emerge) as we move from an economy of scarcity to an economy of abundance. I finally ended up at Anderson’s blog, The Long Tail…” and read his most recent post: “The Probabilistic Age.”
The purpose of this narrative is to point to the similarity of following a bibliographic trail in a print publication in which the bibliographic trail is documented with traditional footnotes or endnotes. But the differences are significant. I still haven’t completed John Blygerg’s posting. If this had been a print publication, I would probably have finished the original article first, then followed the bibliographic trail….