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.

2 Comments

  1. Posted August 29, 2007 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    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
    Posted August 30, 2007 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

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