… the party, such as it was, ended a while ago. The punch is flat, the balloons are deflated, and I wouldn’t even look those sausage rolls.
This blog was most active between 2001 and 2006, when my working life regularly called for the kind of punditry often shoved here, and my personal circumstances granted me the time to write it. It was a time of wonderful innovation in the news business, which I was proud to be part of. Blogging was at its heart, and this was my contribution to the debate.
There were some posts after that period, but fewer, and none in the last year, until today. Comments have also been switched off. Responsibility at work meant airing views here would often be inappropriate, while responsibility at home meant I didn’t have the time anyway, either to write or defeat tides of comment spam.
Today, I Tweet instead.
I’ve kept the site up, partly through nostalgia for an exciting time, partly because I’m enough of an internet old-timer to believe allowing sites to go dark – killing their content, and the comments they created – is not a Good Thing. One day, I might start updating again, although probably not about work-related issues.
Looking back, I sometimes agree with my younger self in part, but might put it differently now. At other times, I couldn’t put it better today. Once or twice, I wonder what I was thinking.
But none of what’s here should be taken as anything other than my view at the time. I’ve always reserved the right to change my mind as the facts themselves shift, or I learn new ones.
And, goodness knows, I’ve learned a lot these last few years.