The Longest Now

Blog-fad bust-up at BLHE Central
Saturday May 10th 2003, 5:16 am
Filed under: popular demand

As to whether and how the blog infatuation is different from technology crushes of earlier decades, see the fight breaking out at the main blhe blog, between optimists like Dave Winer (who has $1000 riding on the success of blog-journalism) and John Palfrey who think we have a good chance of seeing the NH primary influenced by local blogs, and cynics like Seth Finkelstein and MSNBC’s Jon Bonne who have seen these promises of pending revolution so many times before it pains them.

Then go look in the mirror and tell me how the productivity tools you use every day fundamentally change your output.  I don’t mean that cynically — when PZ and Gil Pratt tell me that emacs has doubled their output over the course of their lives, I believe them, and expect it’s an understatement — just look in the mirror first and make sure you believe what you are about to say.

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