Engines Of Creation

Via Warren Ellis, I see that Uncov is putting the boots to Robert Scoble, who seems to have mistaken self-importance for significance with his usual industry.

His videos might work for you; I can’t watch them. They crashed my browser out, but hey, brittle, unreliable technology is just a symptom of the future, right? Right? Eh? Eh?

This is all to call your attention away from his bullshit and towards something unquestionably great; the definitive last word on audioblogging and videoblogging was written three years ago now, by Maciej Cegłowski, at Idle Words. It is here, and a very good listen indeed, but if you’re interested in reading it, you’ll find it here.

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  1. Mike Kozlowski

    I find that when it comes to tech pontification, the utility of the pontification is inversely proportional to how long it’s been since the person last wrote production-quality code. So someone like Dare Obasanjo is always interesting, Paul Graham used to be interesting but no longer is, and Robert Scoble was never interesting.

  2. Mike Hoye

    I can see why a person who works on production code would think that.