Dear Readers of the CDB blog
I know most of you follow the blog for its coverage of tech related topics, in particular those around mobile (and smartphones). I am not in any way ending that coverage. I wanted to give you just a note about near future blog articles. The tech space is remarkably quiet this summer, even more quiet than summers usually are in tech. I will cover tech stories too, when any happen, and the quarterly results season in the smartphone market share wars etc.
But the immediate next month or so will be a very heated time in US politics. As most have noticed, about half of the articles on the blog this year have related to the US Presidential election. It is as I said back in 2014, this is an exceptionally interesting and newsworthy political cycle and I will follow it to its end (the election is in November). Its simply because I have a parallel interest in politics, not that I want to turn this blog into a US political blog haha. Its just a way for me to share my hobby about following that part of the news.
In the next month we'll have several big political events that all will result in changes to the race and I will be covering them here on the blog. The Republican party will select its Vice Presidential nominee (actually selected and announced by their presumptive Presidential candidate, Donald Trump). Then the Republicans will hold their Convention. After that the Democrats will announce their VP (Hillary Clinton makes that choice and announcement) and after that, the Democrats will hold their Convention. This is all political theater which will happen now still in the month of July. There will likely be other items also that shake up the race. So I will be covering that here, don't despair. This blog will not forget its roots and I will be doing tech and mobile stories if and when they break. You'll always see clearly from the headline of the blog article which type of blog article it is.
And if you are not 'yet' really into the US political race, but sometimes have followed one in the past, I would urge you to jump into our political discussions and follow those here on the blog. This is a TRULY unique Presidential race, partly because of the historic nature of the USA electing its first woman President (that is a statistical certainty to my mind, unless Hillary Clinton has some health episode like a heart attack). But more than that even, is the weird phenomenon of Donald Trump. He will go down in history as perhaps the most bizarre politician ever to run, with bewildering statements and positions. In the future your kids and grandkids will ask you about the time Mr Trump ran for President (there will be movies made about it) and you'll be talking about him. We have a REMARKABLY strong comments section in those topics (exactly like we have on smartphone related topics too some of the same people even are on both) so its not just me and my rants haha, we have a great collection of other people, some Americans some outsiders, who join in those discussions. This will be a historic election, if you will start to monitor it, please also sample my writing about it and consider joining the comments.
Tomi Ahonen :-)