What if I had blogged the cover while reporting?

Months ago I drove out to Pittsburgh for two days of reporting at Carnegie Mellon U. I came back with a story idea, and I said I could have it up on line within a week. It was about how massively distributed computers like Google’s were going to be the foundation for scientific discovery. The basis for the story was in a white paper published by Randal Bryant, chr of the computer science dept at CMU. We discussed and decided that this story could turn into something bigger. So I held off writing on line. I kept it secret.

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