The more we can do online, the less useful it gets I sometime think. Stuff happens in different places like email lists and forums, blogs and Wikis, that often aren't linked. It means learning different tools that most people find difficult. So interesting news from Andy Carvin, whose comment on an item here leads to an explanation of how he is showing email items from a list on his blog. That should make it possible not only to show on your blog what happening on lists you manage, for example, but also easily to link to items. Discussion joins up. I'm not sure I understand how Andy's done it, but I'm very impressed. E-democracy guru Steven Clift set out his thoughts and options in a paper last year.