Bloggers: thieves, hacks or journalists?

It seems there’s an interesting debate going on about the perceived value of bloggers.

Hawkwings made an excellent article on the subject, and is running this article ‚??The ‚??New‚?? Plagiarism‚?Ě which has, I think, some quite subtle points of view.

I see blogs more as an asynchronous discussion tool, if done right, than pure plagiarism. Kind of like the modern version of having a polemic via letters. Quoting and re-quoting bits of text others have written is essential in this form of discussion.

But, hey, that’s just my opinion.

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