Why liveblog?

That is, why go to events like Dave Winer’s talk today at Microsoft, MacWorld San Francisco 2002 or BloggerCon and take notes about everything that’s going on, and post them in real time to your blog?

Two reasons, at least for me. One is that taking extensive notes helps me to pay attention. I’ve always learned better when I took copious notes; not so much for later review as for making me focus on the words at hand.

Second, I hopefully add some incremental value for folks who can’t attend the events in question.

Of course, one adds more value through commentary than transcription. Soon, soon…