'Radio Userland Kick Start' breakthrough

I posted a note on Rogers Cadenhead’s blog, similar to what I posted here about the fact that Rogers’s book represents a watershed or breakthrough because it’s not about weblogs in general but covers one specific tool. Dave Winer posted a followup comment agreeing and I found myself writing an extended reply. It got so long that I felt funny about hogging up a blog comment page like that, so I’m posting it here (btw, thank gopod for multiple undo in Camino’s form text boxes or I’d be reassembling this from disconnected blocks in my brain):

absolutely, dave. as you know i’ve been tracking this market pretty closely and i think this means the days of general-level “gee whiz” books on blogging is drawing to a close. besides product-specific books (on the obvious usual suspects), i next anticipate to see vertical approaches (such as “blogging for journalists,” “blogging for teachers,” “blogging for project managers”) and other niches and angles should ensue before the whole blog model has evolved to the pointed where publishers will have to start over again.
personally, i’d still like to write a nonfiction book about what weblogs represent, what they can do, and where they might be going.
and, yes, chris, i am budgeting some time to completing the first title in my “nanopublishing with…” e-book miniseries.