Webloggers Were Not Impressed with Nunberg Essay on "Fresh Air"
Dave Aiello wrote, "Earlier this week, I pointed out an essay about Weblogs by Geoffrey Nunberg that appeared on 'Fresh Air'. I thought it was interesting. Many other more prominent members of the Weblog community, including Doc Searls and Dave Winer found it condescending at best."
"I guess that I must not look at weblogging with as much of an anti-establishment view as they do. It's safe to say that some weblog writers see their writing as a struggle to establish a news channel outside the sphere of influence of the big media companies. Of course we are doing that, but not everyone who writes for a weblog does so because they feel that their voice is not being heard due to some sort of conspiracy."
"I found Nunberg's essay interesting because he is talking about weblogs to people who don't know about weblogs. Who cares what the subtle undertones of his message are? If I missed them, a lot of other listeners probably did too."