In the last few hours I've received a number of messages congratulating me on a "great piece" about the Kennedys -- and on Chinese manufacturing, and on what's up with Steve Jobs. To which I say, Thanks! And I guess I will take credit -- though not for writing a word of this. Merely for having invited such interesting guest voices here for the next run of weeks.

But as a reminder, the people you're actually hearing from this week are John Tierney (about the Kennedys), Phil Baker (about manufacturing and product design), Lane Wallace (about Steve Jobs et al), and Jorge and Paula Guajardo (on Chinese topics soon). Their backgrounds and brief bios are here. I'll pass your compliments on to them. And if you click the "Email Fallows"[sic] button above, you can get comments to them directly.