Another fun surprise was that we were joined this evening by a United States Congressman! Indeed, Congressman Brad Miller (D-NC) and his campaign manager joined us to learn more about blogging, since it's becoming an important channel for building political support. We mainly explained the basics - RSS, best practices, common mistakes, etc and I recommended a few books on the topic (We the Media and Naked Conversations). But after all of the techno-babble, we talked politics! This was really fun for me. When I'm not slinging code or writing blog entries at 4:30 in the morning, I'm reading various newspaper editorial columns, or watching various political television shows via Tivo. Josh has more details.
Alas, in the excitement of talking politics, I absentmindedly forgot to ask Brad about the possibility of further reducing IBM's North Carolina state tax burden.
- Bill (firstname.lastname@example.org).