Friday, November 28, 2008

Will Blogs Kill Traditional Writing?

The triumphalist notion that blogging should somehow replace traditional writing is as foolish as it is pernicious. In some ways, blogging’s gifts to our discourse make the skills of a good traditional writer much more valuable, not less. The torrent of blogospheric insights, ideas, and arguments places a greater premium on the person who can finally make sense of it all, turning it into something more solid, and lasting, and rewarding.

The message dictates the medium. And each medium has its place—as long as one is not mistaken for the other.
Andrew Sullivan, "Why I Blog" (November 24, 2008).

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