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  •  ooh, interesting book, interesting blog (3.50)
    Thanks for the post. I've been getting pretty tired of the ongoing 'Kos has no experience in community design and I do' theme when reality would dictate the opposite.
    After the election we need to have a serious conversation about herding cats and how not to do it. Does this book talk about how authority is established on large blogs and the forms it takes? (because I think we need to be talking about that too)

    "...the definition of a gaffe in Washington is somebody who tells the truth but shouldn't have." Howard Dean

    by colleen on Tue Oct 12, 2004 at 10:36:47 AM PDT

    •  Interesting and important (3.50)
      points.

      As to herding cats: don't even try.  They won't cooperate.

      It has been an interesting evolution.  I've been telecomming since 1987.  Have gone from having to log onto a BBS to respond to posts while online, to DLing the messages, responding offline, then logging on and ULing them.  

      Then, just as the software technology evolved to the point of having neat offline readers ("Silly Little Mail Reader" here, thank you) -- log on, DL mail, log off, load mail reader, respond, log on, UL -- then Internet_S_ became the big deal.  Overnight, BBSs and offline readers essentially disappeared (along with Fidonet and other such -nets).

      So now it's responding "instantly" while online -- again . . .  Hmm, how did I get here?  {Scratching head.}

      A lie is halfway around the world before the truth can get its shoes on -- Mark Twain

      by jnagarya2 on Tue Oct 12, 2004 at 10:44:24 AM PDT

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