Monday, May 06, 2002

blogger : journalist :: parasite : host
Not precisely true, or so Dr. Weevil says at some length.

What exactly is a 'fact', and where do newspapers get theirs? ...What exactly is it that newspapers can do that bloggers can't?

Here's one big thing that newspapers could do but don't: Compare multiple versions of the same story from different sources. Point out the differences. Find patterns.

Blogging was inevitable once the technology to do so became inexpensive enough.

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