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Gutenberg "sort of okay," say monks

By Owen Paine on Monday July 17, 2006 12:37 PM

The Boston Globe has advice for the blog bogs. Aaron or Moses? You decide:
Blogs can help shift the conversation from here's-whom-we-hate to here's what the country needs in order to have 21st-century schools, hospitals, businesses, streets, and nursing homes.

One lesson of American politics is that opponents have to find common ground. Beating the other side into submission doesn't work; neither does waiting for the opposition to see the light.

Another lesson is that politics lags. It can take years for good ideas to become practiced policies. Blogs could do great good by pushing the establishment to shorten this wearying time-table.

The blogosphere has rough neighborhoods full of singeing criticism and fiction masquerading as fact. But, for the most part, blogs are a new frontier for public discourse. They matter. And they could matter even more.

There you have it, folks. Roma locuta.

Comments (2)

js paine:

personal feeling:

i hate
"21st-century schools, hospitals, businesses, streets, and nursing homes"

well not nursing homes
i can't really say i hate
the notion of
hi tech torture
of the nearly departed
so nursing homes up dated to the 21srt century
has its up side

as to those other
institutions of civilized life

give me
negligence fraud
and frolic

J. Alva Scruggs:

I prefer the fact masquerading as fiction route myself, and I found out who Daou hired instead of us, JSP. See for yourself. I'll bet he was the author of that editorial too.

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