Age of Conversation: profiling the authors

Drew McLellan who is one of the instigators of the ‘Age of Conversation’ ebook (together with Gavin Heaton) points out to the blog of Arun Rajagopal who has started to profile every single writer of the project. Knowing that there are a 100 writers involved, that is quite a piece of work but Arun has already written about a third of them (see 1, 2 and 3 so far). This is a really good idea and from what I can see that Arun has written for Geert (who’s a colleague) he’s done a great job at it as well. Reading this stuff is like the perfect introduction to the many people/blogs I didn’t know yet, and I wasn’t able to visit all of them yet. He must have put a tremendous amount time in this.

One of the things I was thinking of after reading the comments on this blog about my chapter was to create a map that would show all writers in their respective home location. The reason for this was the clear international aspect of this ebook, something that was discussed in the comments with Connie Reece, Valeria Maltoni, Luc, Becky Carroll, Robert Hruzek and Toby Bloomberg. And Arun is another obvious example of the international aspect of course.

Good stuff Arun.



  1. Connie Reece says:

    Kris, I love the idea of a map. I will be at the same conference as Drew this weekend (SOBCon07), so I will try to remember to mention it to him. Great idea!

  2. What a neat idea, Kris. I would e curious to see where everyone is located physically. We’re so used to talking online, that it almost feels as if we were right next door to each other.

  3. It might save a lot of work to look at the Z-list update that Gavin, Sharon Sarmiento, and I put together a little while back, as a number of the Conversation Age bloggers seem to be on the Z-list. The update listing had the location of all Z-list bloggers. You can find it on any of our (Gavin, Sharon, or my) blogs.

    It will be fun to see how this eBook is spread out around the world! Thanks for doing this, and let me know if you need any assistance. :-)

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