The Top Thinkers of Beyond the Rhetoric

Most of the people on the list are going to look familiar, as they’ve been commenting on Beyond the Rhetoric for some time now. And so, we now take a look at who were the top thinkers for the month of March 2012, diving into some of the posts and content from their own respective sites. This is just my little way of saying thank you.

We start off with Ray Ebersole, who once again tops the charts. He’s been very busy with his new job and new addition to the family, but he still finds time to comment here. That’s awesome. Some time back, he wrote a post on the term boffinry as used by the Register. The neologism probably refers to the antics performed by boffins, which is roughly the British equivalent to “geeks” or “nerds.”

Next up is Zagorath, who has a blog on where music meets tech. In a recent post, he talks about what he believes to be the greatest invention of all-time. While some people may turn to the personal computer, the refrigerator, or the Internet, Zagorath chooses the printing press. This invention allowed mass availability of information for the first time in human history.

Interestingly enough, Joanne comes in third. She does not appear have a personal blog, but rather she has been commenting on my post on Ufile as a representative of the company that developed the income tax software. I’m glad that the post has attracted enough attention that it has become a post-hoc support forum for users.

Chang Guohua, who you may know better simply as AOA, is next on the list. He has a series of blog posts designed to help you learn something new. One post was about the word “serendipitous,” which actually has its origins in Sri Lanka of all places. The heroes of one tale “were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of.”

And finally, we have Used Tires. While tires are clearly an example of “wear” items on your car, that does not mean that you should ignore the used market altogether. You just have to be more mindful of your purchase, how you drive in the rain, and how well you maintain both the tread and tire pressure.