Merlin on blogging

Yesterday I updated my my current reading / listening list for the first time in a while. From the book I'm reading at the moment (The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell) comes this great quote — easily adopted for blogging, even if it is from the Arthurian era:

Once you write something down it becomes fixed. It becomes dogma. People can argue about it, they become authoritative, they refer to the texts, they produce new manuscripts, they argue more and soon they're putting each other to death. If you never write anything down then no one knows exactly what you said so can always change it.

Well, the putting each other to death bit's going a little far.

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