Joel Stein Rants at the LA Times about the implied entitlement to interactivity in today's society. (If too many days go by you may have to register.). So much for Web 2.0.
"That address on the bottom of this column? That is the pathetic, confused death knell of the once-proud newspaper industry, and I want nothing to do with it.....I don't want to talk to you; I want to talk at you...is not my attempt to engage in a conversation with you...Some newspapers even list the phone numbers of their reporters at the end of their articles. That's a smart use of their employees' time...Where does this end? Does Tom Hanks have to hold up a sign with his e-mail at the end of his movie? ...Are you starting to see how creepy this is?
There are some interesting distinctions that he discusses that I will be touching on in the Web 2.0 section of Blog Myths. Despite all that the hype about User Defined media, there is some amount of truth in his rant. But maybe this is why I have not received a response from my letter to the editor who wrote about the "Bubble Bloggers".