Well, that’s it folks. All the writers (well almost depending on their time zone) have sent their chapter to Gavin Heaton, co-publisher –together with Drew McLellan- of the already famous e-book: “The Age of Conversation”.
Now, for those of you who don’t know what this is about, you can track the genesis of this project here. The idea : 100 bloggers writing each 1 chapter of the book – 400 words limit. The fantastic thing about this project is probably that for once, the participating bloggers had to co-create in parallel, within the same timing. And when I see the list of names involved (see here under), I just can’t wait to read the visions regrouped in this book.
Of course at this stage, quite a few questions may tickle your mind... Although the topics were to be given in advance to avoid treating twice the same subject, from a very personal point of view, here is my take on it. There were no instructions over the content of the chapters –“where you take it is up to you...”, said Drew in his original post- but I’m sure there will be overlap between chapters, ideas, visions and stories. At this stage (before the book is published - BSP), I have the strong impression that it will be like a flow of ideas that are all inter-connected in a way. Not only by the generic title of the e-book. But by the “Shared Consciousness” of all the writers, that this is the “Dawn” of a new social communication era. The title of my chapter is : “The Dawn of Shared Consciousness” and it floats around evolution and revolution.
Time to write the sentence you’ve already seen on a few blogs now : “To know more about it, you’ll have to buy and read the e-book”. Thrilling, isn’t it? Let’s not forget that the e-book is dedicated to the memory of Sandra J. Kerley and that all proceeds from the sale will benefit Variety, the Children's Charity which helps and serves children across the entire globe.
Here is the updated list of writers, linking to great blogs as well :
So, let the conversation begin...
Roger von Oech
Tony D. Clark
Kimberly Dawn Wells
John La Grou
Dr. Graham Hill