Saturday, August 06, 2005

On entering the blogosphere

The third editorial down in Friday's NY Times is headed "Measuring the Blogosphere." "Nearly 80,000 new blogs are created every day, and there are some 14.2 million in existence already, 55 per cent of which remain active... The blogosphere..doubles in size every five and a half months. ...[A]t this rate, every person who has Internet access will be a blogger before long."

Irate Codger, who so often feels a beleaguered minority of one, is pleased to learn that he's part of an irresistable, world-sweeping trend of frustrated, deluded egomaniacs, each determined to have his say, to contribute his own squeak, trill, or milisecond bass note to the ever-swelling cacaphonous din. There's another name for McLuhan's Global Village. Bedlam.