Byran makes a damned good point:
You're asking some pretty big questions, and it's a dialog I'd love to be a part of.Now, threaded discussions would be nice, but I think that Slashdot has show the model limitations of low cost commenting. Long term discussions tend not to happen there either. I like Doc's idea of subscribing to searches, but can't figure out just how I would search for the thread about capablities without getting every sales slick on the internet.
So, if you don't mind a little criticism, I'd like to humbly suggest that you're gonna need a better forum for the dialog; blogger ain't gonna cut it. Too easy to lose stuff as blog posts & their comments roll into the archives. We need something that allows threaded discussion! And a bigger commentbox, maybe with rudimentary WYSIWYG, would also be nice ...
I think we're going to have to come of with a way of making blog postings into threaded discussion, because a blog (that isn't spam) is an assertion of identity that has a cost.
Ugh.. it's all back to the Identity issue... keeps creeping up, any time you step back and really think about things.
We all want a discussion without spam, and with some maturity, to arrive at the truth.
I'm listening for ideas (and I'm tired... too much news surfing last night)