One of my favorite engineering blogs has died ... because of web 2.0 concerns on the part of MathWorks. In one sense the story behind Blinkdagger's demise is both happy and sad. Mathworks, the manufacturer of MATLAB and Simulink liked the this blog so much, they hired one of the two blog owners. However, Mathworks found it difficult to support an "open web" strategy once they made that hire. Read more via the Blinkdagger blog. Coincidentally Bill Ives just published a post which has links to employee social media policies for IBM, Intel and Sun.
I will very much miss posts such as MATLAB and Martians. However, Marvin lives!