We are about to go on a trip to China and I couldn’t be more excited. I have never been to Asia before and am looking forward to the experience. China in particular has held my fascination since taking Roderick MacFarquhar’s amazing course on the Cultural Revolution in college. And now of course China has been seeing dramatic economic growth with a domestic Internet population that is approaching 500 million users. For a variety of reasons that include language and culture but of course also politics and the great firewall the Chinese Internet market is completely dominated by local companies. While this is mostly a family trip, I am hoping to spend some time learning more about that as well. In any case though, I will be (mostly) off the grid for the duration of this trip including a break from blogging and Continuations will be continued upon our return. In the meantime, a big thanks to all the people who contributed ideas and connections for this journey.