One of the things that I’ve meant to do here is have a little chaos now and then, and see what emerges. One type of chaos that I’ve been aiming for is carefully selected guest bloggers. In talking to someone about that, he asked:
What are the editorial parameters? Looking to avoid a possible “I let you babysit my kld, and you fill his mind with all sorts of insane ideas!” situation.
So, to be honest, I’m not really sure. So I’d like your thoughts.
My parameters are:
- Don’t do stuff to get my nice hosts in trouble. Some friends host
this blog. Don’t make them angry by posting copyrighted stuff,
obscenity, etc. Keep it work-safe.
- Stay mostly on security, privacy, economics, liberty and pink bunnies on mountaintops. Chaos doesn’t do well under really strict rules.
- Say interesting stuff. If you can’t say interesting stuff, post in categories, like “breaches.”
- Emote. There are threads that run through here. I think they’re important threads, and sometimes, even when I have nothing to add, I link to people spinning new threads. (I often feel this way in linking to Rebecca MacKinnon, who I think is doing terrifically important stuff, and I often don’t have a lot to add, except pay attention to what she’s saying.)
I’d love feedback from my readership. How do you perceive what I’m writing? Is that a good list? Permutation is both dangerous and useful. Change helps get us out of routines, and can help or hurt. So please, as
I we experiment, please, give us, or me, feedback.