Welcome to Hak Pak Sak, a new weblog addressing internet-, identity-, and infrastructure-related issues. The genesis of Hak Pak Sak lies in the prodding of Internet commentator, blogger, and author Doc Searls. For the last several years, Doc, a friend for more decades than either of us care to remember, has been challenging me to plug my training in philosophy and public policy, my work experience in marketing and telecommunications, my eye as a photographer, and my avocation as an architectural and urban historian into the conversations that engage who shape the Web. And so, Doc, I hereby pick up the gauntlet and throw my hak, my pak, and my sak into the ring! (For definitions, see About Hak Pak Sak.)
By the way, if Doc was the prime mover behind this new blog, formal causality can be ascribed to media expert Adriana Lukas. Via Skype, Adriana deftly guided me through the decision as to whether to manifest myself, my interests, and my worlds on one blog or more (see my older and very eclectic “personal” blog, Bubkes.Org) and how to shape the identity of the new launch. My final decision was for multiple blogs, each based on the interests of the clusters of people with whom I communicate. At Adriana’s suggestion, I am kicking-off Hak Pak Sak on WordPress. I will develop a custom template and announce a permanent host, platform, and URL after completing a sufficient number of postings and harvesting a sufficient amount of feedback.