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This link recently saved by boskabout on April 06, 2010
Kouwe once wrote, in an email quoted by Teri Buhl:
Things move so quickly on the Web that citing who had it first is something that is likely going away, especially in the age of blogs.
Anybody who can or would write such a thing has no place working on a blog. If it’s clear who had a story first, then the move into the age of blogs has made it much easier to cite who had it first: blogs and bloggers should be much more generous with their hat-tips and hyperlinks than any print reporter can be.
The problem, here, is that the bloggers at places like the NYT and the WSJ are print reporters, and aren’t really bloggers at heart. I discovered this a couple of weeks ago, after I posted a long and detailed blog entry on the court case between JP Morgan and Mexico’s Cablevisión.
This link recently saved by boskabout on March 22, 2010
I was about to protest, "Dammit Jim, I'm a programmer, not a marketer!"
But that would be a lie. In this new open-source/cluetrain world, I am a marketer. And so are you. If you're interested in creating passionate users, or keeping your job, or breathing life into a startup, or getting others to contribute to your open source project, or getting your significant other to agree to the vacation you want to go on... congratulations. You're in marketing. Now go kill yourself.
The word "marketing" (and by extension, "marketers") has a bad rep for sure, as does "advertising" and "PR". But they all share a common goal--connecting buyers and sellers. Isn't that what we're doing?
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If you’re with me on this apophenia thing, then not only do we write our own patterns, but at any moment, we can willingly jump to a new one. We can look at the random numbers on that blinking sign and give them meaning. That’s incredibly empowering. And I think it’s the best we can hope to do, before we place our bets and the wheel spins again.
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