Big-brain blogs

Big-brain blogs
: As blogs get hotter, more well-known people are taking them on.

I’m impressed with the new blog by Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay. Technology maven Esther Dyson has a new blog as well (so far, Omidyar’s has more to say).

Note that both of them don’t mention their last names. I’m not sure whether that’s humility or the opposite. Come on, folks, you’re not Chers.

A couple of presidential candidates (or their agents) have blogs. Dave Barry has a blog.

I’m glad they’re blogging, for I think this will open a new window on the brains of some big thinkers. Of course, they’ll be more guarded than your average unemployed blogger. But still, the advantage of blogging is that you dash off your thoughts and thus, I think, a blog is a truer indication of someone’s thinking than an over-edited essay.

I’m starting to make my list of other big thinkers (whether you like them or not) I want to see in our blogosphere: Jeff Bezos… Rupert Murdoch… Bill Clinton… Rudy Guliani… Howard Stern…

Who else?

: Clay Shirky was on my list of smart people I wanted to blog. I tried to argue him into it and failed. But somebody was clearly better at arguing than I am, for he’s not part of Corante’s newest group blog.

: Hoder points out that Omidyar is yet another Iranian blogger!

: Leave your nominations for other big-brainers who should be blogging in the comments…