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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Why we blog

It's been a long time since I was particularly interested in the idea of a blog as a medium of communication, and how it differs from other media, and all that sort of thing. But I've seen a couple of conversations on other blogs this week that reminded me of those days of my youth when I cared about blogging qua blogging, and that reminded me of a bit from an ancient Simpsons episode that may say more about the subject than anything I ever thought up on my own:
Homer: If I catch this fish, I'll be a hero, respected and admired for years!
Marge: By whom?
Homer: Those weirdos down at the worm store!