This is just a note to let readers of this blog know that I'm alive and well. In addition to my full-time work at the Fulbright Commission, I've been working on a book project. Those of you who have written books or contemplate doing so know that it is an entirely different dynamic and medium than blog posting, magazine or print journalism. I think the medium of the book, just like television, will be around for many years to come. A far larger proportion of the books may be read over the internet or using electronic readers, but even the printed version will be preferred by some people for a long time to come.
Furthermore, the book I'm working on deals with Korea's efforts to build an information society, starting back in the 1980s. Addressing this topic in a book, rather than other possible formats, has the advantage of forcing one to look at developments as an evolving historical process.
I'll be back to semi-regular posting soon. Happy New Year!