Friday, February 27, 2004

In defense of the blogosphere in general and the memes issue in particular, it seems naive to think that we should dismiss online discourse as "terrible" simply because X percent of the discourse breaks down into meaningless-ness. Much of face-to-face interaction is equally meaningless, simple social mores that won't go away. "Cold enough for you?" is just one shining example. Now, it could be agrued that sychronous cyber-discourse is terrible. But as far as asynchronous discourse goes, frankly, the blogosphere does that as well as any medium thus far.

Paul Medenwaldt

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