Thursday, June 21, 2007

Pros and Ams

Tony Long, the Wired Luddite, has a great piece up today. It's all about the amateur revolution that has emerged from Web 2.0. I think the article interests me so much because it speaks to all my fears, as I try to break into the comics industry. There are plenty of places to get my work seen, but, with everyone going the same route, it would likely get lost in the noise.

The question was asked at the beginning of the Internet, and is increasingly relevant as YouTubes and Blogspots emerge: What is the standard for legitimacy? I have no doubt that a Garage Kubrick is on its way. Right now, it's hard to say whether the Makers of the future will enter the limelight through a blog template or in some other way that has not yet been conceived. I do know that the Internet is a noisy place.

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