End Run

August 2005

Matt Welch at Hit and Run comments on this New York Times editorial, which includes such choice phrases as “But blogs are often just a way of making oneself appear on the Internet” and “reifying the ephemeral daily conversation that humans engage in.” Enough to send most people running for the dictionary Merriam-Webster online.

Reminds me of a quote attributed to Gandhi:
“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.”

Right now it looks like they are in the ridicule phase. A futuristic vision of the fighting stage (New York Times sues Googlezon) can be found here by clicking on the EPIC 2015 link.

An excerpt from the comments at Hit and Run:

Now that newspapers are finally figuring out that bloggers are making an end run around their news monopolies, can the government be far behind?

After all, bloggers and gamers are making way more peaceful contacts with people from other countries than the State Department, and not even bothering with a passport.

Comment by: Larry A at August 5, 2005 03:30 PM

and not even bothering with a passport.

Shhhh. Don’t give them any fancy ideas.

Comment by: Stretch at August 5, 2005 04:16 PM