I have spent probably 30% of my working life writing reports and presentations, and now the thought of writing them fills me with dread. At this point those who know me probably think I am going to write about arthritic hands, but no, its the medium that’s the problem. Having started to write a blog it’s difficult to contemplate another medium for writing, and having started working with mind maps and concept maps it’s difficult to go back to sequential presentations. I would happily accept wiki’s for collaborative authoring as an alternative to blogs, but blogs have the amazing benefit of providing the author with full control of content and presentation, and allow the author to build not just on their own knowledge but on the knowledge of others, “on the shoulders of giants” and all that. On the subject of giants Don Box motivated me to write this little post.