InformationWeek Asks 'Are You Blogging Yet?'

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Thanks to Ken Dow for the link. In this article John Foley looks at blogging as a professional tool, especially from the journalist’s perspective:

As a journalist with more than 15 years’ experience myself, I’m more excited by the prospect of blogging than threatened by it. So, my business is in the midst of transformation brought on by this new technology. Isn’t yours?

plasticbag Slags and Defends Dreamweaver and Blogger

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Also from plasticbag.org, a twist on the anti-webtool attitudes you sometimes see from hardcore or longstanding hand-coders. Tom Coates makes the point that the tools used to make work easier or to enable shortcuts are not responsible for the lousy design that may result. At worst, shortcuts facilitate laziness and open the doors to more “untrained” people, but this is not the fault of the tools themselves.
This idea will continue to come up. Just because a publishing revolution permits a lot more crap to be published doesn’t make it a bad thing. Or, as plasticbag.org puts it:

Dreamweaver and Blogger don’t bore people. People bore people.

Traction Targets the Business Market

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Following my referer log to McGee’s Musings on klogs, I stumbled across yet another blog tool—Traction—this one specifically aimed at the enterprise market. I haven’t investigated the feature set and pricing yet, and I’m curious about how it might differ from ordinary blog software. I was just talking to a business client today about using either Radio or Movable Type to satisfy their content-management needs, in lieu of six-figure products such as Documentum or Interwoven Teamsite.