So Blaise Cronin also makes short shift of weblogs and Wikipedia.
Who am I to argue with the respected British dean of an American library school?
I’ll leave it to others, possibly including Tame the web, from which I got the story, and which credits “Skagirlie.”
For now, at least.
Not that weblogs need my defense–or that Cronin’s completely wrong, once his remarks are shorn of [over]generalization.
Update: Since I don’t use emoticons and lots of readers skim over text pretty quickly, I suspect some people may misinterpret this post. Sure, Cronin’s right about some blogs (I don’t think there’s anything negative you could say about blogs and not be on the money for some of them)–but I take his overall comment just as seriously as I did Michael Gorman’s, except that I can’t be spurred to start a blog, since I’ve already done that.
I see the battle has begun here and there. Fun to watch, but I’ll let the MLS-holders comment on the SLIS dean’s silly article.