Egos of the World, Blog On (Without Me)
Opinion: In what he swears is his last column on the topic "for a while," David Coursey explains why Podcasting and blogging are self-limiting phenomena.After reading my recent columns on Weblogs and Podcasting, a friend sent me this quote from Dave Winer, developer of the RSS format used for content distribution: "John Lennon said the Beatles were more popular than Jesus. No argument, it was true, they were. Well, even though the vast majority of people have never heard of Steve [Gillmor] or myself, were more influential than John Lennon or Bob Dylan ever were. Were media hackers." The version of the quote that I received was from a San Jose Mercury News newsletter and appended the attribution, "Scripting News proprietor Dave Winers last words before his ego exploded."
Well, hot news for Dave: Lennon and Dylan have influenced my life in ways blogs and Podcasts never will. But, you are right about one thing: The vast majority of people not only have never heard of you, they never will.