Saturday, June 24, 2006

A thoughtful piece ...

... about blogs by Alan Jacobs: The friend of information but the enemy of thought. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)
I think this makes a number of very good points (and mentions several blogs I shall have to look into). But I think the upshot is that there is still much room for improvement and much area for creative innovation in the blogosphere. It is a work in progress, and has only just begun.

1 comment:

  1. Blogs - the enemy of thought? Gimme a break.

    Poor Doctor Jacobs, we'll miss him. Sure we will.

    The only thing missing from the commenting side of blogging is a 'watch this thread' selection box for interested readers. There's already a mechanism to notify the blog's owner when someone posts to a thread - it needs to be expanded to include those readers wishing to be notified as well.

    Dr. Jacobs, who told you you couldn't go to an old soapbox and restart a discussion? Whoever it was, they're not your friend.


    Someone remind me, how long after the declaration of 'enemyhood' does the shooting start? That's the part that I always worry about, knowing when to start constructing the ramparts.