Nothing livens up a Saturday like a spirited round of personal insulting and counterbashing all caused by a mild critique on a trivial issue combined with a personal attack response. TechMeme‘s close to making this the top story, which frankly is a defect as these personal battles will get far more coverage than “real” news. Same problem with network news – people want the prurient garbage more than the significant stuff, and as a profit entity the peoples get what the peoples want.
Matt’s got the scoop and the correct analysis. Duncan’s approach to all this is one of the reasons blogging is both more interesting than traditional journalism but also more suspect.