If you read enough blogs, you’ll run across links to articles that are influencing the blogosphere and hence the culture of the online world significantly. Although it was published before blogs took off in 2004, The Cluetrain Manifesto is one such work. Also “The Cathedral and the Bazaar” by Eric S. Raymond has had a profound influence on people’s thinking.
Another article that has gotten a lot of buzz appeared in Wired Magazine in October of this year. It is “The Long Tail.” If you find yourself with some time to spare over the holidays, you’ll find reading this article both interesting and perhaps thought-provoking. Also see this link for further comment as the author blogs about turning the original article into a book.