Okay, I’ll bite

Okay, I’ll bite: Wired editor Chris Anderson has a new book, The Long Tail (I read a pre-publication review copy, it’s great) and, perhaps as a well-timed book-promo, he posted something earlier today that is guaranteed to generate lots of incoming links. I’m happy to add my link to his discussion of “media elitism and the ‘derivative’ myth.”

Quote (but read it all):

We in the mainstream media need to get over ourselves. What we do has great value, but we no longer have a monopoly on leading the public conversation (not that we ever did, of course, but it was easier to delude ourselves before).