What Patrick said

What Patrick said: Patrick Ruffini, who is (at least for now) on Arianna’s blogroll, isn’t that impressed:

me, it boils down to this. At its best, the blogosphere is a
conversation, and it brings the most serendipitous and previously
opaque encounters out into the open – the political pros sitting in the
smoke-filled corner of The Caucus Room handicapping the candidates; the
uniquely productive meeting of the minds at the scholarly conference.
These are contexts where information matters, and it doesn’t really
matter if it’s communicated verbally or in print….What
real world experience does Arianna aim to re-create with the Huffington
Post? Simply put, the world she knows best: the vapid dinner party
conversation at Laurie David’s or Sally Quinn’s.”