Some of my best friends are Variety bloggers, not that there’s anything wrong with it… In his latest weekly column, Variety editor Peter Bart offers his latest diatribe on blogs and bloggers and in a 1,700 word response, David Poland reacts:
“Blogs,” as we know them now, are less than a five year old phenomenon. We are still years from any real maturity to the form. (We will know we are reaching real maturity when the entire culture is no longer defined effectively by one word, “blog.”). Maturity which will lead, I imagine, to a lot less blogging from Traditional Media such [as] Variety.