I thought of navel gazing when I started this post because (1) it is self-congratulatory to put in a link to someoneâ€™s praising a discussion I am part of, “While corporations are “brainstorming” to create guidelines on how to blog , when to blog or who should blog or is there any value in this blogging stuff, CEOs of three publishing companies Richard Charkin (MacMillan/Nature) , Karen Christensen (Berkshire Group), John Dove (xRefer) are discussing the future of reference books in Tim Coates post,” ((My excuse is that this too is an example of what goes on in the blogosphere, and those intrigued by the phenomena of social media might find it interesting to see how fast this happens.)) and because I have a GIIS conference call tonight and â€œNavel Gazingâ€ is our joke panel. That came about because I suggested we do a panel about how to get into the
Anyhow, my panel at Chinese University of Hong Kong, with Matthias Wahls of Brill, is behind me, and I have no further responsibilities at the conference, so I plan to relax a littleâ€”well, after I sort out my documents for the GIIS call. I could use a week simply to write up notes and ideas from the last couple weeks in China.