Monday, June 10, 2002

The NYTimes' Take on Blogging

This is what bothers me about most "intellectuals" today. They seem to be more interested in the gossipy, schoolgirl kind of stuff than in ideas. Who cares whether there's a "Rift Among Bloggers"? Who cares what anybody else thinks about the Warblogs?

The assumptions of this article seem to be that it's important to define classes within every community and that the disagreements among them are what is interesting and newsworthy. I suppose that I, being socially retarded and depressed, can't understand that, but it seems to me that the only reason to be concerned about such nonsense is to be able to decide who has the power, who the winners and losers are, and which side one wants to be on. Given that blogging is first and foremost about speaking one's mind, why would anyone really care about this kind of story? It's clearly written from the perspective of someone who is reporting for the elite on a democratic arena they don't understand.


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