There’s an interesting story behind the photo to the left. A friend – actually one of the people I mention in the acknowledgements to Leading the Learning Revolution – went into a Barnes & Noble in Manhattan to buy copies of a new book, and he snapped photos of it in the process.
Funny thing is, it wasn’t my book.
The book he was buying and taking a picture of is David Houle’s Entering the Shift Age – which you can see toward the bottom right of the photo. (You may remember that I wrote about David and the agile publishing model for his book a couple of posts back.)
If you look up on the shelf above and to the left, though, you will see Leading the Learning Revolution sitting up there.
Tom, the guy who took the picture, had no idea I had a new book out. He just happened to catch it in the same shot that he was taking of David’s book. (David, by the way, was my co-author on Shift Ed.)
Call it what you want: six degrees of separation, six pixels of separation (with a nod to Mitch Joel), but in any case, our hyper-connected world keeps getting smaller and smaller.