Friends and Blogsphere

Last week, I finally had the good fortunte of meeting Robin Wilton, a colleague at Sun and one of the bloggers on blogs.sun.com who was visiting the Bay Area on a business trip. We have known each other through the reading of our blogs, a few exchanges of e-mail and some common areas of technical interest. Meeting in person, we had a chance to exchange some other ideas about our work and personal lives and find greater common ground. So, if we view blogs as correspondence, and they can be correspondence, I would say this is a classic case of correspondence leading to friendship. Always, having something already in common (like our work for Sun) can help establish a ground and context against the background of which, we can build greater common ground for friendship.

This is a season of traditional holidays, and holidays are a great time to think and remember friends and family (and after all, gifts are nothing but a way of remembering), and I thought it only wise to remember Robin's visit from the U.K. and the extra effort he made to meet me while he was here on his business schedule. Let's hope I have the good fortune of reciprocating this act of friendship next time I'm on business in Europe!

Comments:

Many thanks Masood - the pleasure was entirely mutual! On reflection, I thought this was quite funny: an Englishman and an Azeri meet in California; so the only logical thing to have for lunch is... sushi. Happy holidays with your family, and I look forward to our next meeting.

Posted by Robin Wilton on December 22, 2005 at 01:47 AM PST #

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