When To Say When

Anyone who has spent significant time blogging can tell you what an obsession it can become. It’s an obsession I’m looking very closely at these days, as peering into this screen for hours on end is not the smartest thing I’ve ever chosen to do.
But there are people, like Fred Wilson, who are much more obsessive than me. Wilson’s in Hawaii on family vacation right now. To squeeze in a post, he takes his Crackberry on the eliptical trainer with him and types while he sweats.
I’m not going to judge Fred Wilson’s activities, but I am going to ask what kind of world we live in where a man on vacation in Hawaii needs to update his blog, which isn’t even his job, while working out?



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.