Sunday, 18 March 2007


This is my first post on my first blog. The significance of the blogosphere is, like many things connected with what is still quaintly described as new media, a subject of much hyperbolic debate. Some think that it Completely Changes The Way We Conduct Our Lives, altering totally and profoundly the way politics and society and many other things operate. Others might argue that it's just another outlet for the same green-ink brigade/radio phone-in windbags to shout over the top of people. Most people in the world don't even have a telephone, after all, so are we breaking down old barriers, old equalities, or reinforcing them on new terrain. So the very subject requires a certain sobriety of perspective that isn't always present among either the cheerleaders or the doom-mongers among my own industry (journalism).

But the interweb's a great thing and amid the self-indulgence and the nerdiness, and political bitchiness, there's undoubtedly loads of good thought-provoking blogging out there, and it'd be nice to get among it.

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