March 19, 2003

HERE'S AN INTERESTING ARTICLE ON BLOGS AND WAR by Tim Rutten in the Los Angeles Times. It suggests that weblogs have been more useful during the runup to war than they will be during the war itself. That may well be true -- we'll have to see. And here's a quote that gets things about right:

"Cable television still reaches a relatively small audience," he said, "and the number of people who read blogs is even smaller. But, in both cases, it's an awfully influential audience, and the blogs in particular have helped set the tone for that influential group's response to what's been going on.

Yep. I said something like this at the Reason get-together this weekend.