WELL DONE to Tom Raftery for cresting into four digits for his Feedburner statistics. His numbers were helped along by the Google Reader effect. I think Tom's readership, both subscription and page reads, easily tops any other Irish blogger. There should be some kind of award for that and those charged with promoting savvy Irish technology should chat with Tom and learn how to reach a targeted audience. Better yet, they should pay Tom Raftery to teach them how to do the business because his reach gives more value for money than the typical glad-handing Irish trade delegation. Effective promotion of technology does not have to be totally glowing in coverage. See below the line for a well-read item that proves that point.