Why is Kottke a good weblogger?

Why is Kottke a good weblogger? We’ve all read The Tipping Point by now. He makes messages ‘sticky’ (I wonder how many other people could have thrown five hundred people at in a day) – ‘permalink nipples’ is as close to the most-clickable-link-ever as you could hope to get for an audience of webloggers. He is a true information-gathering maven, operating within a medium that radically enhances his ability to act as a meme-disseminating connector / salesman. And contextually, he was one of the first to undertake the blogging experiment before the explosion of numbers – making him the logical ‘founding-father’ of the new wave of webloggers. Like it or not, everything Jason says on the internet carries more weight than even your site.