Canadian fighting words

Stephen Baker

Debbie Weil attends the Mesh conference in Toronto and reports (and then quickly amends) that Canadians appear a step behind in blogging. I commented on her blog that geography doesn't count for much in blogging. You can have trendsetters in regions formally known as "the sticks," and outliers within sneezing distance of the Googleplex. Attitudes and knowledge vary wildly, even within the same company.

If you could measure blog awareness as a radio signal, like WiFi, the needle would bounce madly between clued-in and tuned out as you stroll down the corridors of a major magazine like BusinessWeek. And once you get into the elevator and venture onto different floors, you might be tempted to whack this imaginary machine, thinking it went dead on you.

Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal.