What He Said

Among my resolutions for the New Year is a commitment to blog less about the bizarre machinations and petty jealousies of local politics. And since I wasn't blogging much about them before, that means almost no politico-blogging. Why? Tony Norman explains far better than I ever could.

Next week: More about IntoPittsburgh and Pittsburgh 2.0.


4 Responses to "What He Said"

Bram Reichbaum said... 1/20/2008 9:15 PM

I'm sorry ... not that I didn't understand the point that life is not always good vs. evil and right vs. wrong ... but to say you're not going to blog about the petty machinations and jealousies of local politics, isn't that to say you're not going to blog about what's going on?

It's one thing to dwell amongst the concepts, and discuss what ought happen academically ... but isn't it much more useful to look at what IS happening, describe it, and maybe offer thoughts on how to get from point A to point B? Or am I taking your resolution too far?

Mike Madison said... 1/20/2008 10:49 PM

You're taking it too far. I'm not retreating to the academy. Rather, I'm investing my blogging energy in other topics, where I think that my contribution -- such as it is -- can have more impact. IntoPittsburgh/Pittsburgh 2.0 and related things will be the focus here.

Mike Madison said... 1/20/2008 10:59 PM

And since my comment above may be a little too cryptic for some, I should say straight out that (i) folks such as Bram who take the time to deconstruct the petty machinations and jealousies of local politics often do so selflessly and very thoughtfully, and (ii) there is much more going on locally -- more big and small problems to be addressed, and solutions to be found -- than those we observe in the petty machinations and jealousies of local politics.

Bram Reichbaum said... 1/21/2008 9:34 PM

I feel both mollified and enlightened. Thank you.

If possible and as appropriate, I will do my best to descibe the ways in which petty politics may be imposing itself upon the other important regional issues you will be illuminating. We do have enough of the stuff to go around.

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