Big Issue on Blogs

A new article about weblogs, in which I am name-checked (along with blogger,,, web queeries and illustrates the gulf that lies between journalists and the finished product. While the feature itself says:

[Big Issue Jan 8-14 2001]
“Essential Multimedia: Read my diary”
“To the uninitiated, bloggers can seem narcissistic and slightly geeky, but by putting their lives online they’re probably closer to the DIY utopian dreams of the early internet pioneers than any dotcom ‘cash cow’ can ever be.”

… the pull quote (the part that is larger than the main text and sits in the middle of the article to encourage people to read it), in a piece of impressively ‘missing the point’ editing reads as follows:

“They’re geeky, but they’re close to the DIY dreams of the early internet.”