Tuesday, August 09, 2005

[geek] Why I love the Internet #6,221,598

Reason six-million, two-hundred-twenty-one-thousand, five-hundred-ninet... Oh hell; I stoppped counting ages ago. I recently posted something about a plagarism lawsuit involving Dan Brown's DaVinci Code and Lewis Perdue's Daughter of God... At the time, I'd merely intended it to be a snarky commentary on the (IMLTHO, utterly shitty) quality of Brown's writing; however, Mr. Perdue showed up and left a comment pointing out his side of things. How cool is it that an interested party can stop by and present their own side of events? Not in a trollish way, but in a serious 'yes, but this wasn't mentioned in the wire-service article...' kind of way.

2 Comments:

Blogger Lewis Perdue said...

It is cool.

In fact, I'd welcome "trial by blog."

After all, if the legal standard is the "average lay reader" then what better way to involve average lay readers and get a true picture of things?

Beats the casino-like gamble that exists now involving a judge (hardly a "lay" reader) and whether their one opinion that day is in tune with what true lay readers really think.

The lawyers would never let it happen because it diminishes their influence and would decrease the profits of those retained by rich clients.

Speaking of rich clients, trial by blog also removes the ability of a cash-rich, massive global conglomerate like Random House/Bertelsmann to spend their way to a better outcome by ... yes, the lawyering thing mentioned above.

Hmmmm ... now that I have written this comment, I hope you won't mind if I use some version as a post on my own blog. If I do, I'll link back to you.

8/10/2005 07:06:00 AM  
Blogger protected static said...

By all means, feel free - as far as I'm concerned, comment-related content is the property of the poster... I see it as a kind of digital marginalia.

8/10/2005 08:02:00 AM  

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