The NYT and most journalists can’t figure out what’s hit them, so now they’re coming up with any which way to discredit the competition.
Allison just sent me this:
In Web World of 24/7 Stress, Writers Blog Till They Drop
Of course, the bloggers can work elsewhere, and they profess a love of the nonstop action and perhaps the chance to create a global media outlet without a major up-front investment. At the same time, some are starting to wonder if something has gone very wrong. In the last few months, two among their ranks have died suddenly.
Two weeks ago in North Lauderdale, Fla., funeral services were held for Russell Shaw, a prolific blogger on technology subjects who died at 60 of a heart attack. In December, another tech blogger, Marc Orchant, died at 50 of a massive coronary. A third, Om Malik, 41, survived a heart attack in December.
Diet, smoking habits, lifestyle, genetic predisposition? Heck, no! Blogging kills, says the Times.
Other bloggers complain of weight loss or gain, sleep disorders, exhaustion and other maladies born of the nonstop strain of producing for a news and information cycle that is as always-on as the Internet.
Where does the NYT find this people?
Robert’s clamoring, BLOGGERS of the WORLD UNITE! You have nothing to lose . . . but your pajamas!
Meanwhile, last night some of the fatally opressed were eating and drinking like there is no tomorrow before going back to the blogging salt mines:
Welcome, Instapundit readers. You’ll enjoy reading about how the
slaves bloggers spent their furlough here in Princeton last night. Nonstop strain, Indeed!
Whew! What a night!