I like this cartoon, Duty Calls, because it sums up – and I offer no evidence for this statistic – 99.9 per cent of political blogging activity and so reminds us that there is so much more to life. I’m certain it rings many bells amongst blogging widows and widowers (but don’t think this means my blogging is about to dry up, even though I’ve been quite quiet of late… that’s just stuff getting in the way).
The thing is so much blogging goes on that even if 0.1 per cent of it makes a difference, it will have an impact… perhaps 99.99 per cent of political blogging is insignificant.
But as soon as I saw this cartoon I was shaking my head. Surely the punchline should be, ‘SOMEONE ON THE INTERNET IS WRONG’. As it is, it means that someone is wrong about the internet, which is almost certainly true, but not what I reckon the author intends… perhaps I should leave comments to this effect on every blog that reproduces it.
Cartoon from Randall Munroe’s xkcd.com and reproduced within the terms of a creative commons license.