I like the thought, suggested by Susan Crawford: What Would Ben Franklin Do.
It isn’t just that Ben would have blogged, but that within the publishing constraints of the day, Ben was a blogger. And he was a geek. And he was the epitome of the humanist.
Having read the Isaacson biography, which is excellent, I remain partial to Ed Morgan’s slimmer predecessor. But do read both. And remember to ask: WWBFD.