Wow, Mark read some of Steve's recent blog posts (ones that I found myself a bit confused by) and wonders What's with Steve Gillmor?:

At this point, I had to conclude that Mr. Gillmor has no clue what the heck he’s talking about.

And concludes his ranting by offering ZDNet some advice:

Hey ZD Net, you want to get some good eyeballs on your site? How about becoming a tech-centric blog aggregator or republishing good articles written on the blogosphere? You could probably pay these bloggers less than you’re paying your staff and they’d almost certainly put out better and more relevant content.


What do you think? Is Mark right?

In related news, Mark switched from Google AdSense to YPN. Mark, I'm seeing your ads.

Posted by jzawodn at September 11, 2005 07:55 PM

Reader Comments
# Randy Charles Morin said:

I don't know. Mark is famous for getting fired. Doesn't seem like the most credible source for knocking Steve Gillmor. Maybe Steve aien't that deep, but he's deep enough and is a great writer.

on September 11, 2005 10:28 PM
# Mark Jen said:

Ah, the YPN ads are working now :)

Randy, I'd urge you to read through Steve's articles and my response before you form an opinion.

Steve may have good control of the English language, but I'm not sure about the ideas behind his writing...

on September 11, 2005 10:48 PM
# Len said:

Absolutely I agree with Mark on this one. I used to think Gilmor might be worth reading but after listening to some of his podcasts I decided that his ideas really aren't very interesting. In fact, his Gilmor gang (if it's still going) would be better off if he dropped out and let the others continue without him.

I don't know why but I get the impression of a bitter person who watched everyone make their money through technology over the years but he never could figure it out for himself.

on September 13, 2005 08:54 AM
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