e-Weak: First it was the magazine Fast Company that displayed a clueless inbound linking policy. Now it appears Ziff Davis is displaying similar tendencies to view inbound links as a potential source of licensing revenue. Despite some confusion regarding the difference between Ziff Davis’ eWeek.com (the one with the clueless policy) and ZDNet (now owned by CNET with no ties to Ziff Davis), the /. community is actively discussing the policy and determining how to best display their outrage. (Happy monday morning.)

Perhaps, I could be more sympathetic if the magazine companies behind these cluess policies weren’t covering technology and the “new economy,” but these guys have no excuse for ignoring the whole “conversational” context of what they do.