Backlash at Six

June 16th, 2004 · 1 Comment
by Booksquare

Back in the day, we had this thing called the Usenet. It was very cool, and we (and our friends) spent many long hours voyeuring on a group called (newsgroup still exists, though Luc has a blog now). As Californians, we didn’t get the obsession with cheese, but we got the concept. So what, you say, what does this have to do with me? Why am I reading this? Well, little grasshopper, in the day, newsgroups were a bit like blogs. Which is why we drifted into this world so readily — we were preconditioned. On one level, MediaBistro’s article on blogs and their influence (and, sometimes, lack thereof) is a bit of the emperor and his new clothes. On the other, because we believe the blog concept hasn’t really permeated the public consciousness, it’s a cautionary tale on how blogs can be used for good and evil — you know, beware advertisers bearing gifts and all that.

File Under: Books/Mags/Blogs

1 response so far ↓

  • Luc // Jun 25, 2004 at 7:28 am


    Ah, yes, the good old days of Usenet when people actually talked and still complained when someone posted a commercial or adult message. I just noticed your post and enjoyed the blog!

    Luc (the guy)