It's got a really good visual and navigational design. The fascination lies in the window it gives into the curatorial process. Notice too the usual use of links behind the photographs on the blog. On most blogs if you click on a photo it brings up a larger version of the photograph. On this blog, clicking on the photo sometimes links to the AWM catalogue page for the image or topic, thus giving some in-depth background.
It was on my mind to research a bit further about Iwo Jima. I wasn't sure if the Australian military had played any part in the battle for Iwo Jima, so I went to the Australian War Memorial home page to search the collection. A search on "Iwo Jima" returned only one result; for a propaganda leaflet. But on the plus side, I did notice the pointer to the new blog!
I've been reading Grady Booch's blog for over a year. John Simmons has put up this interview with Mr. Booch. The format's a bit stilted, but Mr. Booch is a generous and informative interview subject.
If you've got an interest in computers and their impact on our lives, and you don't read Booch, then you've missing out on something good.
Grady Booch is an IBM fellow, and in the interview he describes his job as:
My role as a Fellow is to invent the future and to destroy bureaucracy, I’m a designated free radical for IBM, and it’s my job to disturb the norm, to think outside of the box, to make people uncomfortable with the status quo, plus have I have a license to do so.