This certainly puts in perspective. Kevin Korb, whose presentation on Software RAID at the local Linux user group got turned into the podcast, shared this great page with me along with his resistance to the word podcast. You have to admit, its pretty funny. I tried to keep the above paragraph close to the description on that page. However, it is quite accurate. Most of the blogosphere is clogged with generally worthless opinions, much like the one you are currently reading, spread by people that are either generally useless to their organizations or simply unemployed enough to have the time to provide their opinion on every worthless event covered by someone else. My friend Pablo and I argued for a long time around the turn of the century on whether it was a good idea to allow people that could not put a page on the web (or have access to someone that could) to spread their message. With 98% of what I've seen so far it's been a bad move. However, I am a firm believer that over time most people that get 30 people a day to hit their site out of pure boredom will eventually lead them to forget about their blog and update it annually, or less. Look at the collection of blogs you consider worthless, haven't most of them been dead for at least a month? It's just the universe balancing itself out.
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