"[This book] embodies the Buddhist wisdom about change, life, and the
world more than anything written after the events of that day."
Robert Stone

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September 13, 2006


In terms of images and testimonies related to the events of September 11 and their aftermath, the Web has become something of a common hearth. I encourage every visitor here to stop in at In Remembrance, created by Fred Ritchin and his team at Pixel Press.

I highly recommend a visit to the new fifth-anniversary-related entries on Jeff Jarvis's influential BuzzMachine. Jeff, it so happens, was kind enough to take pity on this cyber-challenged writer during my first venture into blogging. He gave me coding, e-mail, and photo-posting lessons. He was patient with my naive and endless queries. It was Jeff who actually urged me to set up this Web site in the first place. Jeff is always self-sacrificing in this way, always spreading the citizen-journalist and blogging gospel. (Sorry, Teach. I've linked to BuzzMachine, but I'm still not adept at linking, individually, to the half-dozen separate posts on the site.)

I've been really pleased to see that Watching the World Change has such a wide online footprint. Various sites have taken it upon themselves to create their own interactive features based on the book. Check out vanityfair.com, NPR, AOL, The New York Times Book Review, The Digital Journalist, and Life.com. Two sites offer videos of on-air appearances: ABC's Good Morning America and The Charlie Rose Show. And there are related links posted at places like Oprah.com and The Moorish Girl. [I will add the live links when I get a moment to go on a Mac! I'm currently on my daughter's PC, which always has me navigating to electronic cul-de-sacs.]

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