June 13, 2002
LIVIN' THE BLOGGING LIFE: John Hiler notices that he's not just getting book and music recommendations from bloggers -- now he's reading unpublished books and listening to unsigned bands that he found out about through bloggers. And he likes it! Yeah, I think that's a growing trend.
In fact, I think that the growth of these forms of micro-publishing is what really has the MPAA and RIAA scared. They're not so much worried about piracy as competition. And they should be.
UDPATE: Dave Winer agrees.