‘The blogosphere throws all sorts of patterns into disarray’
Welcome to BtoBOnline.com: "'The blogosphere throws all sorts of old patterns into disarray,' said keynote speaker Robert Metcalfe, a partner at Polaris Venture Partners. As an engineer at Xerox Corp.'s Palo Alto Research Center in 1973, Metcalfe invented Ethernet, and 20 years later served as a publisher, columnist and CEO at IDG's InfoWorld and InfoWorld Publishing Co.
Noting there are currently 10 million blogs worldwide, a number that is predicted to double in five months, Metcalfe stressed the technology�and its impact on publishing�was 'still playing out and will be evolving for a long time.' Specifically he said to watch for developments in the delivery of blogs to mobile devices, as well as the emergence of video blogs and new search mechanisms for blogged content."