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by Volker Weber

Did brill yank you off of his blogroll?

Indeed.

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@vowe

Why?
Did you ask for it?
Did you anticipate it?
Do you think it’s Cliff Reeves we have to blame?
Do you think it has anything to do with your trip to Spain?
Has Cliff anything to do with Spain and you?
I'm just bewildered and wondering ......

Torben Vendelev, 2006-10-10

I guess he just does not read vowe.net anymore.

Cliff is in my aggregator. He does not post very often. But after reading his post today, I had to agree with his conclusion.

Volker Weber, 2006-10-10

Yeah, I think he is a little bit tired about the german "Detailversessenheit" (love for details) and he gets a little bit too nervous if you read the discussion at http://www.innovationcreators.com/ about the asbestos.

Wolfgang Andreas Bischof, 2006-10-10

Welcome to the club of ex-Ed Brill blogrollers. In my case, I was listed under "Collegues" so it wasn't a surprise when I was de-listed after I left IBM. I didn't blog much about Notes/Domino anyway. Personally I don't think blogrolls are all that useful anyway, especially when you have one that contains dozens and dozens of entries.

Bob Congdon, 2006-10-10

I am trying to keep this in good memory: edbrill.com/ebrill/edbrill.nsf/dx/about.htm

Volker Weber, 2006-10-10

And what about the 453 (or so - google-) brill links/citations on vowe.net? Will we not see no. 500?

Something is really going on - and we don't know what! Tell us, please!

Torben Vendelev, 2006-10-10

It's kind of getting childish, isn't it?
(Well, it's always more difficult to find one's temper again than losing it.)

Martin Hiegl, 2006-10-10

Torben, of course you will see 500. Martin, yes it is.

Volker Weber, 2006-10-10

At least you have something in common with Robert Scoble. I have seen dozens of blogs lately that just had to justify why they removed him from their blogroll.
In german I would have said "Das renkt sich schon wieder ein".

Henning Heinz, 2006-10-11

This is disappointing. There's no chance that there's some sort of mistake? I suppose one could make a case that IBM shouldn't link to people critical of IBM, without also implying that a friendship is lost? Personally, I wouldn't make that case - I think it would be short-sighted at best - but I would rather see that explanation than the alternative.

Rob McDonagh, 2006-10-11

I think a lot of people overestimate the importance of the blogspace in decision making. I submit that it has very little importance.

I respect people who speak their mind honestly and with a little thought -- even those I dissagree with.

I treat my blog as my own personal soapbox, with the belief that if you bother reading it, you must care what I have to say. I don't believe it influences much either way outside this strange little community.

Ed is Ed. We all have our stengths and weaknesses. If he's uncomfortable linking to you, then he should very well take you off the blogroll on his site. I wouldn't read any more meaning or importance into it then that.

Andrew Pollack, 2006-10-11

@Andrew
I partly agree with you but if you know the history it has a litte aftertaste (Nachgeschmack). What Volker intends is one thing:

He/we want better software & have some fun.

He writes about pros & cons from a neutral point with a huge background of culture/teams/it, about facts & figures and never in a personal attacking way: And I think that so many international readers can't be at fault. And I believe that Ed better should look here for comments & input than in the comments of his own blog. The comments @Ed's blog are more and more "we love him/notes" or "we hate him/notes" in a kind of black and white but no shade of grey.

Wolfgang Andreas Bischof, 2006-10-11

sure you know it already: You are back on his Blogroll.

Christoph Jung, 2006-10-19

Yes, I know, thank you. The silly games are over.

Volker Weber, 2006-10-19

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