Randy Baseler is the Vice President of Marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Seattle. His blog, Randy's Journal, was hard to find on the Boeing web site but has in the past been the source of significant news stories. It also provides an interesting, albeit one sided, insight into the competition for multi-billion dollar business between the giants of the aerospace industry and the only two significant manufacturers of larger airliners left, Boeing and Airbus.
Up until now I have resisted the temptation to start a weblog. After all it is not as if I feel the need to foist my opinions on the rest of the world. However, I have been a keen user of the web since its early days, having been introduced to it by one of the victims of the 9/11 World Trade Center tragedy, John Lozowsky. Over the years I have developed a personal home page that now has well over 700 links in areas that particularly interest me. I have also found that I have some talent to ferreting out information on the web in some of my more arcane areas of interest, such as international aeropolitics. In the same spirit - that others may find the information that I discover on the web and my commentary useful - I am launching this weblog.
I have to confess that I have not done a great deal of research as to which blogging software would be best but have decided to give the Google sponsored product a try, in large part because I am a fan of what Google is achieving.