Problem. Me. Part of.

From insightful brother Mike:

You are now officially part of the problem.


Sonny Roberts's picture
Sonny Roberts on July 28, 2004 - 16:59 Permalink

Your preceding page stated that I was now part of the problem … no doubt about that! How can I discuss anything I cannot read (or hear)? Your web construct fails to move me through the pages of commentary! I can do a far better job of talking to myself without this!!!

Sonny Roberts's picture
Sonny Roberts on July 28, 2004 - 17:01 Permalink

I’m outta here! I’ve got better things to do with my time than this “conversation” with my computer!!!

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on July 28, 2004 - 17:39 Permalink

Sonny raises a good point, and one that echoes a comment the Deutsche Welle radio reporter raised yesterday during our interview: to the uninitiated, a weblog seems like a strange, disorganized thing. It doesn’t read like a book or a newspaper, and unless you’re “in the flow” of the blog — reading it every once in a while, or “constantly” — it can be a disjointing experience to jump inside of.

This is mitigated somewhat by the fact that most blogs share a few common features: bite-sized “posts” displayed in reverse chronological order, links to comments and “trackback” (basically a notice on weblog A that a comment has appeared about it on weblog B), “permalinks” to each post (allowing just that story to be displayed, and thus linked to as a chunk of independent text). As such, if you can come to understand the format of one blog, you stand a good chance of other blogs making much more sense.