Neal Freeland

Engineering/marketing manager, family guy. My personal blog with a few work thoughts mixed in.

Comments and web 2.0

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It turns out that there are quite a few friends, family, neighbors and co-workers who are keeping up with Amelia’s story, more than I expected. Many have sent emails; some have left comments on blog entries; all have helped, probably more than you can know. Julia and I have taken much strength and comfort from this outreach. Because email is out of context and thus ephemeral, I am going to transfer some of them to the comment sections of this blog. I know Amelia will appreciate reading them one day.
Please feel free to add comments. I know it may seem a bit weird at first, like spraying graffiti on the neighbor’s wall. But this blog is not truly mine. It’s ours. It’s the conversation between us that creates this space and makes it unique. This is what the techology cognescenti mean when they talk about "web 2.0." In the first version of the web, large media companies adapted their content and made it available through the internet as a new distribution channel. In this latest version, content is also created by us, the audience, and discovered through powerful search technology. I love my job because I get to help create the products, services and business models that are shaping this new web experience. So get involved, or else you may end up having no idea what your kids do all night on the internet :).

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October 23, 2005 at 10:00 am

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  1. Amelia\’s grandparents were there in Cleveland to ride the emotional rollercoaster that the Frieland & Claeys families has been riding since we all heard about Amelia\’s condition. We are now home again and realize that we will never look at a young child at a store or at a park in the same way. We will always be thinking, "Another lucky parent that really has no idea how truely fortunate they are!"Julia and Neal have a Kiwi fruit vine in their back yard–a huge monster of a thing that sometimes looks like it will overtake the patio and sometimes has a pretty rank odor. Dr. Mee\’s success has changed my feeling on that thing. The New Zealand Doctor has made me find a new favorite fruit. I\’ll look at that vine the next time I am in Seattle and just say, Thank you. Love and Kisses, PaPa


    October 23, 2005 at 12:10 pm

  2. Neal,Congratulations. Let\’s hope the worst is over and your family settles down safe and sound in Seattle. Thank you for making me and all of your friends and contacts part of your lives together.mac


    October 23, 2005 at 12:27 pm

  3. Neal & Julia–So great to see Amelia pulling through all of this so well, what a blessing to have two parents that ensured she received the best care in the world, even if it was a continent away (and a few days from retirement!). We all hope the good news continues when you return to your home as a healed family. In the meantime if you are getting stir-crazy in Cleveland, we\’re a quick trip away in Pittsburgh, and you are always welcome!All the best,Jake & Liz


    October 23, 2005 at 12:54 pm

  4. AMEILIA….YOU ROCK!!! The strength you have is amazing & it can only come from 2 people… your mom and dad! Do you know how lucky you are to have them as your parents and all of your family that is there routing you on to recovery, which it looks like you are already showing them what you got! 🙂 You look amazing! Your beautiful bright eyes are back and we can\’t wait to see them in Seattle, so hurry up and come home! I know you will be here soon! Our prayers are with you daily. PS. Juls, so great to talk w/ u today. Your positive calls have been very helpful & you are amazing too, both of you, your strength through this journey has been incredible, keep it up as your journey continues with your hospital days coming to an end and hope for a successful "waiting period" so you can bring your family home, hopefully earlier than planned! WE MISS YOU! Kaelan needs some Zack time & visa versa I\’m sure. And, ZOKA awaits you, we are so there SOON! :)PSS. Neal, thank you for taking us with you through this BLOG. I feel like we are there with you, I hope you feel it too? You are AMAZING, you need to write a book! I will help you promote it! :)Hugs & kisses! Megan, Kevin & Kaelan~


    October 23, 2005 at 10:00 pm

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