In which I argued with David Simon and neither of us won

Apologies to those of you who have already seen me tweet about this a bazillion times. Who knew you actually pay attention to what I tweet? ;-) And several days in a row to boot!

I don’t ever want to forget this so I’m saving the link here. I went from thinking Simon is an obstinate Luddite to really understanding him and where he’s coming from. Mostly because I went and read things he’s written on his site. I get him now and I hope he gets me.

By the way this, ladies and gentlemen, is the beauty and promise of online discussion. It really can facilitate understanding between people. Don’t believe the hype. 

UPDATE: Howard Owens wrote a response to David Simon. Another epic commenting thread ensued and David was again in the fray. He is now writing yet another response to Howard which may or may not be published by CJR. He talked about that and more on his own site. CJR, for their part, seems to delight in refereeing this brouhaha, despite some people’s feelings that perhaps they’re just adding fuel to an unnecessary fire.

UPDATE PART DEUX: CJR’s Ryan Chittum has written a riposte to Howard’s post. OY. Anyway, here it is.

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    Anonymous June 14, 2012

    By the way this, ladies and gentlemen, is the beauty and promise of online discussion. It really can facilitate understanding between people. Don’t believe

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