I made two New Year’s resolutions last week. The first was to stop blogging for a while to make time to do some other stuff. I broke that one yesterday. The second was to avoid getting into feedback loops with other bloggers. Today I’m going to break that one by quoting, in full, Steve Gillmor’s response to what I wrote yesterday:
Nick Carr’s latest post is a perfect example of a neutral gesture, one that sets up a transitional premise as the root of an alleged fundamental game-changer. As a gesture, it is still useful to those who view Nick’s conservative optimist-baiting as treading water. In this case, Nick moves up slightly in GestureRank by providing cues to the mid-market audience of fence-sitters in the Attention reboot. Nick’s facts are rigorous; his conclusions rudimentary. Net: The ball moves forward for those who have configured his gestures efficiently for their world view. For Nick, the book base builds. Not bad for slumming in the blogosphere. GestureRank: 7
Does Steve have someone translate his posts into French and then back into English before he publishes them?