let’s test it, then.

http://www.technovia.co.uk/2010/06/john-gruber-joe-wilcox-and-why-comments-are-anti-web.html

http://daringfireball.net/linked/2010/06/16/betteridge-comments

does this create a conversation? or does my lack of authority result in no public acknowledgment of my opinion.

equity always matters, guys. say what(ever a-list bitchy shit) you want about commenters riding your coattails — and i agree with winer,* comment streams are poor/cynical substitutes for open fora — the elements of chance and ordinary division of labor play as much a part of putting writers out front as any other factor.

radio call-in shows are as popular as they are because they give the opportunity to voice concerns & theories in small pieces, no pro certification required.

which maybe only builds bullshit castles.

something real writers also do.

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*to the extent that he said it