The first person of the Australian Delegation I met is my weblogging tag team partner, Jonathon Delacour.
In case you’re curious about how I stumbled on to Jonathon — or he stumbled on to me — we were introduced by none other than Dave Winer.
After Radio 8.0 first released, and after spending hour after hour of reading Radio weblogs consisting only of “Hello World” and “test”, I was checking out _yet another_ new Radio weblog when I found the following:
Marius has accused me of doing a Dave i.e. editing weblog entries “after the damage is done”.
The phrase caught my fancy and I immortalized Do a Dave into the Blogicon after getting Jonathon’s permission to do so. That’s when I first discovered Jonathon’s weblog — a discovery that has been a rich and rewarding experience for me.
It’s surprising but this all happened in January. January! That’s just a few months ago!
But in those few months I’ve shared with Jonathon my driving adventures, travels, political viewpoints, technology, stories, laughter, and fears. In return he’s shared with me his eloquence, intelligence, his understanding and love of Japanese language, culture, and history, as well as his sense of humor and appreciation for a really good beer.
A few months — what’s that in weblogging years?
So take a moment and say hello to my good friend, Jonathon.