What makes the Web so exciting these days is participation.
For a while, I’ve wanted to write about why I blog. When it comes down to it, blogging (and participating in the ongoing conversation that is the blogosphere) is the closest thing I’ve found to the days when I was back at Stanford, studying the greatest works of history, philosophy, and literature in SLE.
When I started working, I stopped thinking about small things and spent most of my time thinking about business and money.
I wasn’t exercising my thinking muscles.
The blogosphere exercises those long unused muscles.
And the heart of SLE (and HBS for that matter) isn’t simply reading and passively taking in information–it’s participating and making your own meaning.
That’s what stories like this one in BusinessWeek illustrate.
Who needs salons when you have the entire Web?