Food For Thought

2003-10-05 08:08 ☼ post

Philip Greenspun: What is the point of blogging?

Blogs are interesting because they support the 2-paragraph idea. It is sort of ridiculous to create a separate .html file for every little aphorism or fleeting thought and it would be a shame to clog search engines with pages that have such a high machinery-to-content ratio. Blogs and the RSS format make it work. Everyone can write like Nietzsche or a Marcus Aurelius, even if few people ever come up with enough clever small ideas to fill a 200-page book.