Musings from George

October 18, 2005, 4:19 am
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You aren’t supposed to judge a book by its cover, but you can often judge a person by the books that they read. Does the same judgment extend to what they read online? I don’t think so — I do know people who only listen to conservatives on AM radio, and I pretty much know what they are going to repeat (I hesitate to use the verb “think”, since they are just mouthing what they heard on the radio). But I don’t think that you could make the same statement by seeing what they have read online. Too much variety, and somewhat less predictable.

I worked at a company called Progressive Networks back in 1996, founded on the premise that technology could unleash a wide range of communication (everyone with a computer could become a radio station). That company very pragmatically changed its name to Real Networks, and Mitch Kapor vanished (he was one of the earliest founders of Rob Glaser’s venture, a little advertised fact…) Are blogs the real “voice of one” that Real Networks never enabled or created?



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