I'm a regular reader of Planet Debian, so I frequently bump onto Matt Zimmerman's blog. This a Debian Developer who also happens to do paid work on Ubuntu as well (employed by Canonical). He writes clearly and with a sober and mature tone. It's very interesting when you see a software developer conversant with non-technical stuff, and able to write about it so well.

  • I started with one post with an obviously interesting title, "How to decide what to read (and what not to read)?". This piqued my interest also because I've been thinking about my own activities on the web too. Also, his mention of News closely match mine, other than that I'm simply (mostly) not interested in traditional big news (presidents approves blah) and tabloids, and normally get enough of a dose from co-workers and friends, and mostly face-to-face.
  • This led to another, "Breadth and depth", in which he touches on the social effects of web-enabled technology. This is a topic that has been beaten to death of course, but he fortunately keeps his contribution very brief and fresh, and I like that he doesn't claim to offer any solutions, but merely exploring them.
  • And there was "Internet discussion trends: from Usenet to micro-blogs", where he discussed various ways forms of on-line discussion, which is the first topic of its type I've seen yet.
  • He even dabbled with a bit of poetry in "Breathing information". Nice attempt.
  • He also displays an insightful understanding of what package management in "We've packaged all of the free software...what now?".

There's a whole bunch of gorgeous-sounding posts that I didn't care to read yet, and hope to keep the above list updated when I do.