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December 06, 2006

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Richard Millington

I think this is quite a good idea. Comments allows for discussion between experts better than other services e.g. Response Source, ever could.

Mary Branscombe

I tried that asking for suggestions for companies to meet in Silicon Valley. Simon is obviously much better read as he got far more replies!

Sally

I also think it's interesting, but not sure whether gathering expert comment on a blog really stands up against actually doing interviews and asking questions - you can judge a lot more about someone's views and ask way smarter questions when talking to them compared to over email.

I hope Nick uses this as a way to source interviews rather than as a way of getting quotes for articles - if he did, wouldn't there be an issue of what the magazine was paying for if the comments were already freely available on a blog?

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