As much pride as I like to take in thoroughly liveblogging TED, there’s going to be a hole in my performance, as I will be in Denver tomorrow accepting an award on behalf of Global Voices. But I’ve arranged an astounding pinch-hitter. The inimitable Erik Hersman, of White African, Afrigadget and Ushahidi fame, is going to be sitting in, cross-posting some of his blog notes here. I’ve literally never had a guest blogger on this blog previously, but I can think of no better man to take the reins – you’ll be in good hands. Enjoy Erik’s coverage and see you Friday.