Iowahawk found a crumpled-up first draft of Joseph Rago’s anti-blog screed. Have a look:
Blogs are very important these days. Oh, so very, very important. There isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t get some apocalyptic scaremail from Dow Jones management about blogs this, and blogs that, and how we need to be more bloggy, and how “bloggers don’t expense $40 lunches” when management knows damn well that was a legitimate business meal for my last column. Why, even Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has one, and were it available in 1938, Hitler himself would have had his own page on MeinKampfSpace. The invention of the Web log, we are told, is as transformative as Gutenberg’s press; nay, the phonetic alphabet, maybe even the Cro-Magnons’ discovery of fire. “Look Kronk! Og blog! Og blog Gooooood!”
On that note, I’ll be signing off and returning to the Media Blog after the break. Have a Happy Holiday, and I’ll see you next year.