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apology accepted

Jon Udell quoted me on a piece for infoworld but somehow my name ended up being "Diego Rivera". I sent him and email and in a few hours he replied apologizing (the change will be online at some point in the near future, but the ship has probably sailed on the print copies), and he posted a correction on his weblog.

At the risk of sounding hokey, I find it a small honor to be quoted by Jon, mistaken attribution and everything (and hey, there are worse things than being confused with Diego Rivera!)--as I've said before, I learned many things from his columns, going back to the days of Byte.

It's often been said how weblogs "push back" against media (big or small), but not a lot has been said about how media itself can use them to improve itself (or maybe I just haven't read a lot about that). Had this happened on a print-only medium, a correction would probably have taken a week or more, plus no one would see it because there's no context. Of course, Jon is ahead of the curve on this, but we can hope that feedback loops of this nature eventually become the norm rather than the exception.

So, thanks, Jon, and apology accepted. :)

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on July 3, 2004 at 8:58 PM

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