April 10, 2003
When this line starts to appear in movies we'll know that the blogosphere is here to stay

It's a tiny thought, but worth mentioning, maybe.

You know how, mostly in movies and sitcoms, but I dare say in real life too sometimes, people say "Get a room!" to couples who are being too public with their feelings of lust towards one another. Well, I predict that any year now, when movie and sitcom characters who are being too free and opinionated with their opinions, they will be told to "Get a blog!"

Apologies to you if you've already had it. Or worse, read it, or worse than that, written it, and worst of all, written it publicly.

It's a variant of an older insult: "You ought to be on the radio. Then we could switch you off."

And that, if you think about it, is one of the greatest benefits of the electronic media, of all kinds including blogging. All those who like something can go ahead and go on liking it, while nobody else need suffer.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 02:45 PM
Category: Blogging