Silicon Valley | 03/27/2002 | Journalistic Pivot Points
Dan Gillmore writes:
” Yesterday at PC Forum, I was part of a key moment in this evolution.
“I was blogging a session on wireless technology, and wrote something about SkyPilot, one of the presenting companies. Duncan Davidson, SkyPilot’s CEO, finished his presentation and sat on the podium, reading on his laptop, while other people talked.
Then, in the Q&A, he corrected something I’d written in the blog. In other words, he’d caught this in near-real time and had better information (he should). I immediately posted another paragraph, which began, “I’ve been corrected….”
Whoa. I’m still not entirely sure what happened. But I do know this. My journey in journalism hit a pivot in that moment. Maybe journalism itself hit a pivot point, as pretentious as that sounds.”
How interesting to hear this from one who was not only there but in it, doing it. This links in of cousre with an earlier post I made here from Esther Dyson The conversation continues… THE WI-FI PEANUT GALLERY
All I know for sure is that I’m jazzed that it happened, and I’m going to think about it, hard.