Blog Brain

Observer columnist Ron Rosenbaum isn’t for everyone, and most writing about blogging is pretty dull. But if you’re a fan, his piece this week shouldn’t be missed.

“I think the recent total frenzy of Judiana—the Talmudic, blogospheric analysis of the entire spectrum of speculation, rumor, conjecture in the Plame case and its Judy Miller subplot that has consumed so many of us—may mark the moment when the way we process information has changed in some deeper fundamental way that transcends this particular media colonoscopy, transcends media consciousness and suggests some deep internal realignment of the prefrontal lobes.”

He’s not really joking…

And relatedly, Ad Age concludes that U.S. workers this year will spend the equivalent of about 551,000 years reading blogs.