There's a dynamic of technical expertise and social-digital elan I just haven't mastered. It began with e-mail back in my days as a salesman. My attempts at engagement were often clumsy, annoying, stilted and embarrassing.
You've probably heard the news: I'm stepping down from editorial management at Salon. But I'm certainly not leaving -- too many headlines used that shorthand to say I'm giving up my editing job.
Open Salon is an endlessly fascinating place; like the Internet, its very structure teaches you how to interact with it, but unlike the Internet, that structure is essentially altruistic. It forces its participants to be supportive of one another.