Techcerpt: Extreme Political Correctness in the Blogosphere

In last night’s podcast I talked a little bit about the marginal utility of extreme political correctness and how unchecked political correctness can cause too much focus on the small stuff and not enough focus on what really matters.

If you don’t want to listen to some great music before and after, you can just listen to the techcerpt.

Dave Winer, who I talked about in the techcerpt, has some similar thoughts, having had a lot of people spend a lot of time trying to correct his politics lately. Time that could have been spent on something far more important.

RanchoCast – August 4, 2006 Edition

I did a new podcast last night.

I played some great songs by Jonathan Edwards, the Reivers, Jethro Tull, Jesus and Mary Chain, Leslie Gore and a 2-fer by the best blues singer ever. The finale is a blues jam by Albert Collins.

I also talked a little about the marginal utility of extreme political correctness in the blogosphere.

RanchoCast – July 28, 2006 Edition

I did a new podcast last night.

The theme was great, but under-appreciated, guitarists. I played deep album cuts by Peter Green, Frank Marino, Brownsville Station, Derek & the Dominos, The Guess Who and more. The finale is a 12 minute blues jam by Boz Scaggs.

I also talked a little about HR 5319 (the MySpace Law) and the underground blogosphere.

RanchoCast – July 21, 2006 Edition

I did a new podcast last night.

The theme was the Live Show. I played great live cuts by the Waterboys, Whiskeytown, the Allman Brothers, Grand Funk Railroad, David Baerwald and others. I ended with a live Bruce Springsteen bootleg cut from 1978.

In the techtalk portion, I talked about various approaches to blogging, and suggested the best one for new bloggers.