Tuesday, July 27, 2010

And The Newest JACC Board Member Is...The Blogosphere!

Photos and blog post by John Hoff

A couple weeks ago, while I was at a meeting of the Jordan Area Community Council where all kinds of exciting stuff got discussed, including an idea for a prostitute drop-in center, I noticed something interesting about the paper agenda floating around. And I don't mean just the fact it was...

...a bright, citrusy shade of yellow.

The official agenda for the meeting was printed directly off the "JACC Flash NoMi" blog. You could see somebody had just hit "print page" and the agenda--which was published on the blog prior to the meeting--was printed out with the URL of the website at the bottom of the page, and the blog header at the top.

In the past couple years, I've noticed how the blogosphere has become more and more of a factor in our neighborhood politics, as we promulgate information and have discussions in the "virtual" community forums of the internet. But this particular moment struck me as a kind of milestone, when even printing out a hard copy of the official meeting agenda on "dead tree media" means pulling the document right off a blog.

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