Re: [-empyre-] June on -empyre-: we-blog with abe linkoln, jimpunk, Chris Ashley and Tom Moody
on 6/4/05 7:30 AM, Liza Sabater at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Why do you think they are a meme?
meme: an idea which spreads
> Why infect?
infect: to affect in a contagious way
> Why not innoculate?
inoculate: to introduce an attitude or idea into the mind of...
I would be fine with this wording as well -- largely the same idea, though I
like the action-free tenor of 'infect'.
> Why just "an important force in the ongoing development of journalism?"
"Just"?? I suppose I didn't intend to create an exhaustive list of the
potentialities in my introduction, nor suggest that journalism was the
raison d'être for weblogging. Though weblogs are journals, in a very real
sense -- the idea of serial publishing for an audience is inherent in the
weblog. Otherwise, why web?
Certainly, some weblogs go in a vastly different direction than "traditional
journalism" or "business tools"; our guests for this month make that
> Why not freedom of speech, freedom to create, freedom to be?
Of course. But those freedoms exist (and unexist) in other environments, and
are not specific towards framing a discussion around the technology of
Michael Arnold Mages
Digital Media Studies
University of Denver, USA
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