Last week, I noticed that I was on Dave's radar. Now that I've caught up on blogging, it seems that I'm on Windley's radar too. He picked up on my FreeBSD/Linux MySQL story and that provoked an interesting discussion of "Abundance Mentality" that has continued here.

Specifically, Phil says:

Blogging requires what is called an "abundance mentality." If you don't approach it with the mental attitude that there's plenty to go around, you're less likely to share, which is at the heart of blogging. The cynical side of me wonders if this might not be blogging's fatal flaw: it requires a fair amount of altruistic behavior.

I have to admit that I never really thought about it before. But now that I do, there are parallels between blogging and Open Source.

However, when you look at the larger blogging sphere, like all the younger kids who are getting into it, things are a little less clear. But in the realm of sharing professional information, I agree so far.

Posted by jzawodn at October 03, 2002 12:24 AM

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