Friday, August 04, 2006

Something really different...

Just when you thought non-linking was officially debunked, Scoble's written another annoying post about the subject. This time it seems like the main intent was to 'stir the pot'. (sounds like maybe Dvorak is ghost-writing for him).

Two things get me, the first being one of the initial comments (and Robert's response):

What does this give you? Being noticed?

Comment by James M. — August 3, 2006 @ 9:27 am

James: it gets guys like you to comment. :-)

Comment by Robert Scoble — August 3, 2006 @ 9:35 am

Smiley or no smiley, it sounds a little too Dvorakian to me. C'mon Robert, you can do better.

The second bit that just begs for a jibe is:

Seriously? I’m not gonna stop linking. I actually don’t agree with Gillmor either. But, I do appreciate that he tries to do something different which gets a conversation to start. If we were all the same this world would be so damn boring.

If Steve really wanted to do something different, he would translate his ideas into plain English, devoid of obtuse metaphors, so that they could actually be evaluated, and perhaps understood by the huddled masses. Now that would be different.

And if generating conversation is the goal, then I think Dave's method of actually writing about what he feels does a better, more honest and interesting job of it. Even if it does get him in trouble.

I'd like to see A-listers adopt a complete moratorium on linking for something like 2 months. Y'know, just to see if it works. According to Steve, it should work brilliantly. Any takers? ;)


Anonymous said...

Come on in. The water's fine.

Steve Gillmor