So why a blog?

[Originally posted 10/27/04]

Couldn’t I just call everyone on the phone and chat? Or email?

No, I’ve tried that, and the level of discourse never got up to any kind of critical mass. It’s hard to keep the thread of conversation/argument going, especially for media specialists: we are constantly distracted by demands on our time and attention, and by the time we think, “Oh yeah, there’s a new curriculum heading our way,” we’ve forgotten where we were in the discussion.

A blog may not work either, but at least it will give us a chance to keep up with what has been said already and what might still need to be hashed out.

Plus, I’m intrigued by the whole idea of blog-as-discourse. Let’s see what we can make of it.

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