The title has long been my private metaphor for the beginning of a new venture. In this case, it conveys my best wishes to my blogdaddy, Jeff Jarvis, as he turns in his corporate (Newhouse) badge, and both hangs out his own shingle and joins a stealth mode blogosphere startup. It was Jeff's heartfelt writing in the wake of 9/11 that drew my attention to the potential of this medium, and eventually inspired me to try my own hand. Jeff's as much a new media
old fart gray hair from the journo side as I am from the geek side, having been in at the start with online news, among others. While he is sometime dead wrong (!) on political matters, he has my utmost respect. Bon voyage, Jeff, may the landing be happy and lucrative!