Pittsburgh Ed, who has been referred to here before, seems to have a phobia about commenting. He does read Order from Chaos, he's told me that much. He read yesterday's post about typing and sent me the following link. He wrote in the email, "Thought this would go nicely with your recent post on typing." Well, yes, he's right. But he could have left the link in the comments. But no, now I have to write a new post, "reschedule" the post I already had ready for tonight, write some pithy language to accompany the link. Geez, it's a good thing I like him, even though he consistently golfs better than me.
The link is to another blog, O'Reilly Radar, which covers a variety of topics in the technology world. This particular post is pertinent to me in a few ways. It does indeed dovetail nicely with the typing post, being about the tele-type machine. But it also features the work of another archivist, Valerie Komor, who is the archivist for the Associated Press. I worked with Valerie when I worked in New York. She has been with the AP Archives for some time now and is doing great things. And of course, Radar O'Reilly is one of the characters from my all-time favorite comedy show.
My thanks to all of you who do comment. I am not as consistent as others who respond to every comment, but please know that I read every one. They mean a lot to me. I have long said that one of the reasons I blog is that I like to pass along information and blogging has been a good forum for me to do that. I know that I have readers out there who don't comment - SiteMeter has Order from Chaos at over 11,000 visits and nearly 17,000 page views. In the month of January, I had more than 1400 visits and nearly 2100 page visits. I think I have a fairly good readership and I still get some who stumble across the site. One of the biggest draws? My post/quiz about the New Jersey Turnpike rest areas. Go figure. Almost as interesting as a post which reviewed a McDonalds in the Dakotas.