Friday, March 28, 2003
At a time when many people are proclaiming the Poetics list a fossil (and one friend who admitted that he's started deleting the digests *without reading them*--shocking), I've just resubscribed to it, after a hiatus of, oh, about five years. I quit the last time because unread digests were piling up to such a degree that they crashed my account. I signed back up in part because I've been curious about the relation between blogs and the list--I know the list had to some folks seemed increasingly like an ad space for blogs, but at the same time bloggers are constantly responding to things from the list, even when they're ridiculing them. What's going on in this genre/technology transition?