AP profiles Joi Ito

A very nice profile of Joi and a bit on blogging in Japan.
I do have to temper some of the idealistic comments about the impact of blogs though- I think that blogs, or rather personal publishing to the web, will have much more impact over the long-term than we might imagine and less over the short-term than we would hope. I think that is a commonly held about technologies in general and I believe it applies to weblogs as well.
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One comment on “AP profiles Joi Ito
  1. Joi Ito says:

    Yeah, I do come off sounding a bit idealistic huh? It’s those multi-hour interviews that get condensed into sound-bytes that are really dangerous. Especially when you end up trying to make the reporter more excited by emphasising the importance. 😉