Some weeks potential subjects for this blog literally trip over one another in their attempts to get to the front of the queue. Then there's this week.
We were all set. We had what we thought was the perfect subject for a blog post and it all evaporated when we found that the folks involved in the project were not ready to go public yet. For some reason when that happens, it always seems to make it harder to find a topic because in your mind the blog is already written. Try as we may that's what ours minds go back to every time we try to come up with a new topic. Maybe it's just us?
We came upon a good source of IBM-related blogs at www.ibm.com/blogs/zz/en/--or at least we thought so when we first started reading. There's lots of good and interesting stuff on the site about a variety of topics including Java, mainframes, Domino, AIX, DB2 and general business issues. Plus a few subjects that are barely IBM related at all except for the employer of the blogger.
If IBM is involved in it, somebody is blogging about it. Except ... well you've probably guessed what's coming next. From this site, one could come to the conclusion that a complete dearth of IBMers are working on i blogging. But we all know this isn't true, of course. There's Steve Will, Dawn May, Mike Cain and Tim Rowe--to name just a few that we read regularly. We confess that we didn't read every single entry in every single blog (there are a lot of them) but a Google search restricted to the site revealed only one reference even when we included AS/400, iSeries and Systemi in the search terms. Unfortunatly that one reference was to a blog that apparently no longer exists. We couldn't find it on the page linked to the blogger's name.
We looked for a link where we could report such glaring omissions, but if there is one we couldn't find it. Hopefully some of the IBMers who read this blog can help remedy this situation. It really seems like an interesting site (although it could do with a topic area cross reference). Guess we should be used to it by now, but that doesn't mean we have to take it lying down!