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Are You Ready?

Hello... I'm excited to be your host for the Marketplace Scratch Pad! Since this is our first day together, I have a short pop quiz. It's pretty easy.

The blogosphere is:

  1. The layer of the earth's atmosphere where airplanes fly.
  2. A closed ecological system in the Arizona desert powered by solar panels.
  3. The internet's collective discourse, where people share opinions and experiences.

A blogger is:

  1. A 1980's video game that involves jumping on lily pads.
  2. Someone who cuts down trees that start with the letter "B."
  3. A person who provides news and commentary by writing on the internet.

Blogging is to journalism as:

  1. A nail is to a chalkboard.
  2. A cherry is to a sundae.
  3. Ask again later.

Ahhh, the last one's a toughie. Blogging is here to stay, but it's still a gray area for us. I believe blogging can enhance the news experience and provide a positive new outlet for people.

The goal of this blog is a healthy, respectful dialogue about what's happening in the economy. I can't promise to heal your 401-K, but I think we can gain a better understanding of what the heck is going on. And I'll do my best to find "bright spots" because we cannot survive on economic doom and gloom alone, now can we?

Welcome to the Marketplace Scratch Pad.

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In early September, when your show really became THE news, I thought, "Gee...Scott's probably the only guy in the country whose job improved with the economy..." Enjoy the catbird seat; I'll miss you in the mornings.

I can't get used to waking up to some one elses voice in the morning! I'll try catching you up on line. :(

I am so looking forward to reading your blog regularly... But it came at a big sacrifice. Driving to work every day it will be hard to laugh at our economic condition without your commentary on the radio. All the Best!

I am with Thom... it's a big change not hearing your voice in the morning putting a funny twist on all the ecnomic situations but I am looking forward to the new blog!!!

Never heard of you before -- got some sort of email promotion that impressed me. I like the candor of your first post. I'll tell you what I think of the rest soon.

I'm a huge fan of the new blog format and look forward to reading more. Thank you.

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