:: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 ::
Arguments On Blogs
There is a member of the local blogosphere, who shall remain nameless, who seems to think that merely throwing links of dense, technical material is "spoon feeding" his/her/its audience through his/her/its material. While HTML is a wonderful thing allowing direct hyperlinking to source material, one must still practice the skills taught in high school English and college Rhetoric classes. Namely, simply throwing out sources and not explaining how they relate to one's argument is a major no-no. Instead, the context for the claim needs to be given, usually an exerpt is taken, and then the implications of it on the argument are discussed. Making an assertion, slapping a few URLs down, and then saying "See! I'm right!" doesn't cut it.
:: The Squire 8:43 PM :: email this post :: ::