Nngh. Stuff. Crap. Time.

I have an uncharitable theory this evening as I plough through several hundred backlogged e-mails and links and conversations and the theory is this – people who do a lot of punditry on their sites cannot possibly be actually getting anything useful done the rest of the time. The stuff I’d like to write about is massively in excess of the stuff that I have time to write about. Driving me nuts.

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Division of labour and organization of work is what it’s all about… 🙂 This paradigm of DIY, self-publishing, self-system-administrating, last-yard-owning, self-maintaining etc. has totally forgot that there was something done right in the society without information in front of it.

From the movie Hustle and Flow:
“There are two types of people: those that talk the talk and those that walk the walk. People who walk the walk sometimes talk the talk but most times they don’t talk at all, ’cause they walkin’. Now, people who talk the talk, when it comes time for them to walk the walk, you know what they do? They talk people like me into walkin’ for them.”

Aren’t demonstrably rich bloggeurs like Calacanis still pumpin’ it out? And anyway, blogging is supposed to be quick and efficient, so you can fit it in between meetings or while waiting for a phone call (or while on interminable teleconferences).
We love that Tom’s busy, but the fact that some of us are prolific does not mean we aren’t.

What’s actually happening is that they are supposed to be doing things, but they are trying to free themselves from their to-do list by doing as little as possible. And like only paying the minimum on your credit card, that’s bad.

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