Some of you might recall when Time Magazine named YOU as their person of the year for 2006. My brother was applying for jobs at the time, and I suggested (partly in jest) that he should add to the resume that he was named Time’s person of the year for 2006. Sadly, the prospective employer was less than amused.
Washington Technology editor-in-chief Nick Wakeman isn’t anointing you person of the year, but what he did announce earlier this week is quite powerful: you the reader can be editor by suggesting story ideas or themes for upcoming coverage.
I like the way Nick has gone about this for a couple of reasons. One, I’ve always found, just by interacting in casual conversations with individuals at various levels of a government technology provider, that they often are seeing things the rest of us miss. As he references in the blog post, the editor-in-chief has always viewed Washington Technology as a community publication, and realizes that there is dynamic content and knowledge simmering out there in the government technology community – and this is a great way to tap into it.
So for those readers who have spotted a trend that you think the publication overlooked or perhaps another angle to approach an issue from, shoot Nick an email at the address he provides on the blog (or, has a few brave souls have done you can post them in the blog comments section). Skip the fluffy marketing pitch on why your company is the latest and greatest though, as no doubt his inbox is filled with plenty of those.