There is a really cool feature at Forbes.com all about various forms of communication. They've got interviews with some incredible people, like Arthur C. Clarke, Kurt Vonnegut, Jane Goodall. They've also got a discussion about blogging with me. A brief excerpt:
Wil Wheaton is a writer and actor. His Web site, wilwheaton.net, is one of the most popular blogs on the Internet. He has written two books, Just a Geek and Dancing Barefoot, and has a third due later this year. As an actor, he is best known for roles on Star Trek: The Next Generation and in the film Stand By Me.
wil_wheaton: believe it or not, in all these years I've never done an interview over IM
david_ewalt: since we're doing stories about communicating, this will show a whole other way in which people communicate
wil_wheaton: i was talking with my stepson the other day about this
wil_wheaton: he's grown up in a world where IM has always existed
wil_wheaton: he spends time IMing with his friends like I used to sit on the phone with mine
wil_wheaton: and I have iChatAV on my laptop and my desktop, so when I travel for work or whatever, I can stay in touch with my family visually.
david_ewalt: this, in fact is why i wanted to talk to you...you seem to have mastered many of these new forms of communication
david_ewalt: that's the nice way for me to say "you're a geek"
Gabe and Tycho from Penny Arcade drew a funny-because-it's-true comic on blogging, and Bob Jeffery supports my theory that traditional channels of media and distribution just aren't that important anymore. The whole thing is awesome, and it's an easy way to lose several hours filling your brains with thought-provoking Slurm.