Friday, February 25, 2005

Toss Another Idiot on the Fire

Glenn links to Michael Gorman's inane rant about the temerity of people who publish their opinions on the web. Gorman stakes his claim to relevance on the fact that he is the new president of the American Library Association (you remember, the guy who is against Google's plan to make books available to all in the digital realm).

He also complains about the quality of bloggers' writing:
It is obvious that the Blog People read what they want to read rather than what is in front of them and judge me to be wrong on the basis of what they think rather than what I actually wrote. Given the quality of the writing in the blogs I have seen, I doubt that many of the Blog People are in the habit of sustained reading of complex texts. It is entirely possible that their intellectual needs are met by an accumulation of random facts and paragraphs. In that case, their rejection of my view is quite understandable.
Funny that. Read the whole thing. Now, you tell me, doesn't his 'article' have the disjointed feel of over-delegation to Word's thesaurus tool? In the end, Gorman's piece is but another prissy rant from deep within the keep.

If you have time, write this guy ( and remind him it is far better for a man to keep his mouth shut and let the world think him an idiot than to open his mouth and remove all doubt. Now, as for prissy, you be the judge:

What a pretty fellow.