Writing in a digital age: embrace the unfinished
I hope you will indulge me in a little experiment.
I admit it is rather a splurge, but it gives you an idea of the thoughts I have been having about the topic, which is Digital: More Power or Powerless.
It will also show up the holes in my argument and, I am hoping, anyone with an interest in this issue will pick me up on them.
Presenting unfinished thoughts in this way is an interesting phenomenon that has arisen from the collaborative nature of the Internet.
As the online world puts us in touch with a international network of people with different expertise and knowledge, the myth of the "finished" article has been exploded. There will always be another angle to explore, additional points of view to garner. There is even a case to argue that it s preferable to place unfinished work online, to give people the opportunity to help shape it.
This is something that media organisations are having to learn to embrace - with tools such as the blogs - stories will continue to be written online, even after they are published.
So, in the spirit of digital, I present my unfinished speech, in the full knowledge that there are people out there that will be able to use, disagree, correct and build on my thoughts. If that helps create a better speech for me to read on Monday, so much the better.