Grumpy Old Bookman ponders the FT item linked to here yesterday: The impact of blogs. I loved this:
... the status of blogging was made abundantly clear to me by an 86-year-old aunt, only the other other day. The conversation went like this:
Auntie: How do you fill up your time now that you're retired?
Me: Well, I do quite a lot of writing. I run a thing called a blog, on the internet.
Auntie: Oh. And is that very remunerative?
Me: No. I've never earned a penny from it.
Auntie: Oh. Well in that case it doesn't count.