Thursday, June 19, 2008

Does not compute

We've all had extraordinary converstions in pubs, but Doctor Vee seems to have had the kind that would leave me utterly non-plussed.
Last week I was in the pub talking to a friend and we were talking about blogging. This person doesn’t know much about it, but he knows that I’m heavily interested in it. (NB. This person is a Labour Party supporter, which explains a lot.)

He asked me a really strange question. “So, who is it that’s in charge of blogging then?”

“What do you mean, ‘in charge’?”

“Well, there must be someone who’s behind it all.”

“What do you mean? No! It’s something that you do yourself! Anyone can set up a blog.”

I actually had to explain to him that there is no overlord that looks after the blogosphere. There is no official process. You don’t have to ask anyone’s permission to set up a blog.

Although, of course, as Vee points out, that hasn't stopped the EU from proposing that they have a good try at controlling the blogosphere. Indeed, various government spokesmen have attempted to suggest various "codes of conduct" with varying degrees of voluntary participation.

Well, I for one welcome our new blogging overlords. I'd like to remind them as a trusted blogging personality, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground political gulags...


Anonymous said...

I hereby volunteer for the post of Lord High Chamberpot of Blogland.

I have only one line on my manifesto:

"Do what the hell you like. I don't care."

So, how do I claim expenses on this? Whoops, better wait for a vote or two first!

Unknown said...

...with a hat tip to the simpsons episode when homer goes into space...

If I am right I am watching Sky too much...

Unknown said...

I wish I followed links before commenting.

The very model of a modern scientific man

Your humble Devil was thoroughly amused by Neil Ferguson's fall from grace, and is very pleased to have found the time to outline Fergus...