with the introduction of every new communication medium comes a short window to more easily get the attention of influential people. when email first came out and then instant messaging i was surprised how easily i could get to ceo's playing with the new medium (but not yet getting a lot of incoming msgs) where today it's impossible even to get people you know.
blogs and technorati again offer this window. i've quickly learned the new vanity move - watching your name on technorati. anyone who want to talk to fred wilson, brad feld, steve jurvetson, allen morgan and i'm sure 50 other top vc's can simply blog about them and at least know they read what you said. course you can comment on their blogs too but i like this better. [aside, a smart kid recently figured out that i had read his blog just by looking at a referring IP address (hawaii right now), seeing he was pinged through technorati and realizing i was here. we cant even surf anonymously anymore:)]