velkommen dagens nÊringslivsleser
Dagens NÊringsliv has an article about blogs today, with some stuff I talked with the journalist on the phone about, and a huge photo of me hugging my powerbook outside the new coffee shop at the university library. If you happened upon this after reading about blogs, you might want to read this kronikk I wrote for Bergens Tidende a couple of years ago, about how blogs invert traditional power structures, or perhaps you’d like to read this short paper in English about links and power.
Dagens NÊringsliv’s journalist is in Oslo, writing the article from his desk, I assume, but when they decided they wanted to use the stuff I said in the article they sent a Bergen photographer to take a photo of me. We have so many photos of men in suits, he said, we like photos of different kinds of people. Mm, would make it more visually interesting, I thought, though I can’t remember what I said. Dagens NÊringsliv is a business newspaper, so the angle for the story was blogs in business. Actually the article’s 90% about other stuff than the rather obvious stuff I said. There’s an interesting conversation with Paal Leveraas, who blogs at leveraas.no and is the founder of digi.no. There’s a good photo of him taken through a doorway, actually, very visually interesting, but they made it quite small and put it on the last page of the article anyway. Ah well, clearly being a young woman makes you stand out as different in many circumstances. Sometimes I suppose that’s an advantage. I think.
The journalist, bless him, had obviously been reading my blog: he started the conversation by telling me about his experiences with Gorenje. He heard a presentation with them a few years ago and wasn’t very impressed. From the sound of you blog readers, though, they’ve improved 😉