I read on someone's blog -- I know, I should have saved it so that I could post it here -- that IBM has a central blog dashboard in which IBMers now can find more than 3,600 blogs written by their co-workers. Apparently as of June 13 there were 3,612 internal blogs with 30,429 posts. I gather that these internal blogs are still being tested, but the number of them is growing rapidly. They cover everything from water cooler talk to discussions about IBM's business strategies. With this kind of evidence, it seems almost self-evident that even people working for one of the world's largest technology enterprises still feel the need for "connection".