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March 09, 2005

Natural anonymity

Ludo's writing about what's in Tim Bray's blog, where I notice Tim seems to have read some of the anti-blogging spin, and come to the obvious, but gracefully unstated conclusion.

In words, why go read a journalist's article about something when you can get it straight from the horse's mouth (or blog)? Especially if the horse is not some polished executive from the upper echelons but somebody like Ludo or Bryan Cantrill who has and can convey more than an academic understanding of the interesting details. The easier it gets to search and scan feeds, the harder it is for generalists to justify their positions. Pretty soon they'll have to start ghostwriting white papers for these guys and leave the news up to people who know what's really going on.

Thankfully many of us can continue in natural anonymity, churning out more entries on running that anybody but the bots will read. As Tim writes, "Blogging is a good way to meet people." If you're hankering for a conversation, that is.

Posted by Mark at March 9, 2005 08:47 PM