Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Hiatus: An Explanation for the lack of posts recently

I just realized that the interval during which I have not posted a single entry on this blog is the longest since I started it almost three years ago.   Here's why.  As most of you know, I have a full-time day job with the Fulbright Commission and that is quite busy during this 60th anniversary year of the Fulbright Commission in Korea.  However, there is another reason, relating to the origins of this blog.

I've been working on a new book, to be published early next year by Routledge.   It is titled Digital Development in Korea:  Building an Information Society  and is co-authored with an individual who, more than any other single person, is credited with energizing South Korea's ICT sector back in the 1980s, leading to the "Telecommunications Revolution" here in that decade.  Routledge is already publicizing its availability.

When I started this blog, it was initially with the thought of using it as a sort of "electronic scrapbook" in connection with writing a new book.  At that time, I didn't know that Dr. Oh and I would eventually choose to co-author a book, and I was uncertain about the role of this blog.  However, I've met quite a number of interesting people through this medium, and so it has served its purpose beyond my expectations.

I'll have more to say about the the book as it gets closer to publication.

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