Steve Gillmor gets serious

Steve Gillmor’s got an attention-worthy post this week over at Inforouter. Not only does Steve come clean on some of the stresses of the last 6 months and then some, he gets into a discussion of the line between the personal and the technological that, while unique to the tech community, will sound awfully familiar to anyone trying to exhort others to get something done (especially outside of a boss/subordinate framework). He writes: “In recent weeks I?ve watched myself, almost from an out-of-body perspective, reach out and challenge the notion of my most valuable professional relationships” and goes on to discuss some of the public tussles, with Adam Bosworth and others, over attention.xml.
He says “I don’t pretend to have all the answers about how to navigate in what I believe is a fuindamentally altered world of discovery, innovation, and relationships. The forces unleashed by blogging, podcasting, and RSS in general have torn down the Berlin Wall between ideas and implementation, with best practices lying in shambles on the newly tilled ground”–
and that’s the part that gets my attention–
We are in a marketplace of ideas, they are coming fromn everyone, and many have value–
Steve’s post speaks to me because it’s honest and clear–but also questioning how to get the world to move forward on a technology concept he cares a great deal about.