Murphy's Law

Tom Murphy

Wed, 29 Jan 2003 07:03:29 GMT

A colleague yesterday pointed out that weblogs will never become mainstream until people forget about how they work and what they offer and just use them. His analogy was the telephone and I thought he’s absolutely right.

However, given that weblogs have barely leaked outside the global community of technology enthusiasts we probably still have some way to go. Last week during a course I was giving to non-technology people, I polled attendees on who had heard of or used weblogs or blogs and the answer was 0.00%.

Now granted this isn’t a scientific study, but weblogs aren’t prime time…. yet.

There are signs they are getting there however. The Register has a story today on a guy in Washington who was fired for his blog. There’s proof, if it was required, that weblogs are growing in importance!

Written by Tom Murphy

January 29, 2003 at 8:03 am

Posted in General

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