As regular readers know, I have no shame or restraint. So I am going to make a pitch for nomination for this University of Michigan Tech Writing Award. From the website:
Taking a cue from the open-source movement, we’re asking readers to nominate their favorite tech-oriented articles, essays, and blog posts from 2006. The competition is open to any and every technology topic–biotech, information technology, gadgetry, tech policy, Silicon Valley, and software engineering are all fair game. But the ideal candidates will:
* be engagingly written for a mass audience;
* be no longer than 5,000 words;
* have been published between January and December, 2006.
The guest editor for The Best of Technology Writing 2007 will be Steven Levy. It will be published in fall 2007 by digitalculturebooks, a new imprint of the University of Michigan Press and Library, and available in print and online.
THE DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS FEBRUARY 11, 2007.
You can fill out the nominating form here. A list of my personal faves on technology (not including straight media policy) from 2006 below . . .
Here is a list of articles of mine I think worthy of consideration and written during 2006:
And, from my Public Knowledge Blog
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Remember, votes are due by February 11. To nominate me, click here.
Many thanks to all of you that follow the link.
Stay tuned . . . .