About …

This is the weblog of Edward Vielmetti in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It's part of a continuous stream of writing online that started for the Internet in 1985, and that showed up here on Typepad in 2003 or so.

I have been interested in a great many things, which all have had something to do one way or the other with networks and internetworks at all levels – technical, political, social, biological, intellectual and commercial. Often, the only way to make sense of something is to write about it, and the log reflects that continuous stream of curiousity much more so than any desire to "publish".

Quite a bit of this writing has been about Ann Arbor, and for a year and a half I wrote a daily column for  AnnArbor.com that was published online. That was a fascinating job, and it's over; I'm currently seeking a new full-time position. You can see my online resume on LinkedIn, which makes some approximation of what a career in the Internet looks like. 

I took this weblog offline for a few months in early 2011 so that I could read through enough of it to do an edit on some of the categorization, add back in some old materials that deserved to be preserved, and unpublish a handful of mostly unread works that needed further editing. The editing job is woefully lacking in most blogging, and the opportunity to go offline for a bit and do a cleanup job is quite welcomed.


3 thoughts on “About …

  1. Stefanie A Murray

    I’m so glad to see you back. AnnArbor.com made a huge mistake in letting you go. I enjoyed working with you so much, Ed. You taught me a lot.
    And if you ever need some editing assistance, you know where to find me. I’d love to help you improve pieces you’d like some help with. A fresh set of eyes helps, as you and I both know very well.
    After months of toying with the idea, I’m getting ready to launch a blog about newspaper comments. I can’t find another one that really exists. Do you know of any?

  2. Edward Vielmetti

    Stefanie –
    I can’t think of any blogs about newspaper comments where that’s the focus of the blog. Certainly people do write about it, but either from the perspective e.g. of TechCrunch writing about the companies involved from a business point of view, or individual journalists or media analysts talking about it as an aside to the general issue of newspaper quality, or individual stories from the wire about individual incidents ( like this one http://www.theolympian.com/2011/05/20/1658343/everett-newspaper-outs-frequent.html ).
    Blogging is of course easy, all you have to do is write something twice a day without any direction and stay on target until you find out what the target was.


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