A lot of folks sent their good wishes after the oral surgery I had a week ago. Many thanks to all of you. The pain proved to be pretty tough to shake — and thus I really couldn’t blog much the last few days. My apologies. Instead, I submersed myself in the evolving world of Facebook.
While I thought it was going to be something static and time-consuming like Friendster, Facebook is far more interesting. What’s most interesting is that lots of my journalist friends and IT friends are on Facebook. And then a ton of young people. My generation is largely absent — but it’s rather cool to find people like Nir Rosen, James Fallows, David Ignatius, Anya Schiffrin, David Baerwald, Esther Dyson, Helene Cooper, and Nancy Pelosi in the network. Fun — and it lessened the pain in my jaw.
A friend of mine who writes for a Spanish newspaper actually did an interview with me via Facebook messaging. Anyway. . .I’m not an I-phone guy yet but facebook has me hooked.
This evening, 5-7 pm, I’ll be moderating a chat between Ronald Reagan’s best friend in the Senate, Paul Laxalt, and former Senator Birch Bayh (D-IN). Laxalt (R-NV) was former Governor of Nevada as well as its Senator. Join us if you are in the neighborhood.
Then I’m rushing to the airport to catch a flight to Mumbai, India to participate in the A.T. Kearney-Wharton India CEO Forum at the Hotel Taj Mahal Palace & Towers. Local Mumbai blog readers drop me a line at email@example.com and we can set a time to meet at the hotel. Georgetown’s international telecom policy guru, J.P. Singh, reads the blog and is already setting up some fun meetings to benefit TWN.
— Steve Clemons