A blog is a species

A blog is a species of interactive electronic diary by means of which the unpublishable, untrammeled by editors or the rules of grammar, can communicate their thoughts via the web.

Given the quality of the writing in the blogs I have seen, I doubt that many of the Blog People are in the habit of sustained reading of complex texts.

If a fraction of [the “Blog People”] were devoted to buying books and providing librarians for the library-starved children of California, the effort would be of far more use to humanity and society.

Someone needs to tell President ALA about pamie.com. Ironically, it was an article in the Library Journal (via Publishers Weekly) that led to the very first bookdrive.

[thanks to Jennifer for the link]