I called my original Blog, Sarah Z’s Edu-Techno Ramblings because I have second thoughts about publishing on the Internet. In effect, when I post to this blog I am posting writing that has not been reviewed by my peers. Use of the word, “ramblings” acknowledged that what was written was my own untested thoughts. I believe it is important to have others review our work and test our thinking. It is especially valuable to have others who are also knowledgeable in a given field contribute their thoughts on the subject. In these days of the open web, we must learn to monitor our own reading and writing, doing our best to avoid bias, imprecise logic and baseless theorizing. I challenge my readers to question and test the logic of my ideas, and add their ideas to mine in the comments, in order to create a more robust picture of the subject at hand.
Clearly, we are not going back to the days when writing was presented solely in peer-reviewed journals and reviewed by editors and publishers. We are living in an age where anyone can start a blog and share his or her ideas with the world. It is up to the audience and those posting to take responsibility for sharing ideas of value that contribute to a better world, and a brighter, stronger, more intelligent populous. Lector Caveat!