(B)logging off?

Quite an amusing piece: First, I have developed website-phobia (perhaps "retophobia" will become a recognised psycho-malady of our times, like post-traumatic stress disorder and Gulf War syndrome). Gremlins have devoured some of my students' grades and a letter of recommendation for a job applicant. I have suffered financial hardship because…

Blogging of value?

Interesting debate about the 'power to knowledge' of bloggers (vs) journalists... The standfirst of "You can't tell me anything" (27 October) says that "the gleefully bull-headed ignorance shown by politicians, bloggers and others" suggests that "scientific evidence and scholarly analysis may soon count for nothing". But nothing in the article…