I admit it. I am a sloppy surfer. More often than not I find that I get totally lost in link-land. It all starts when I find a site that interests me, like Steve Rubel’s Micro Persuasion, which I usually check out on a daily basis. And good old Steve laces his posts with lots and lots of links, which I, in some form of Brownian motion, bounce from one to the next, often having no idea of where I am going. But more often than not, it is an interesting journey. So today I decided to lay a trail of breadcrumbs to keep track of one such adventure initiated by reading Rubel’s blog. He has a post with an intriguing title : Bolgger takes on NYT food critic. He has a link to Julia Langbien, who has set herself up to be a critic’s critic. The critic she is critiquing is Frank Bruni, top gun food critic for the NY Times. So I check out her site, like her style and figure that she must link to some people who are equally interesting. On her link list I find an entry that I just have to visit: Beans, beans. Sure enough, the author–who goes by the name Beans, is a hoot (or should I say Toot). After laughing to the point of tears about her Trout Disaster, she gets my attention with a post about Geoduck. This leads directly to a jump to Google Images, where I see photos of a Geoduck (you must see them for yourself, they are amazing). Now I am really curious to learn more so I end my breadcrumb trail at, where else, Wikipedia where I learn more than I ever wanted to know about Geoduck.
And this all started with a quick, I’ll just see if he has anything interesting today, scan of Micro Persuasion. Thanks Seve!