Joel Achenbach: "Why oh why can't we have a better blogosphere? I vote for more polished prose emerging from thorough research. Good writers (and good thinkers) rely on revision as an essential element of the enterprise. In fact, I like Slate in particular because that stuff has actually been edited, revised, trimmed, copy edited, and all that jazz. It's filtered. Filters are good...Many, if not most, bloggers would benefit from greater experimentation with revision, and might do well to resort a bit more often to that timeless communication technique known as silence."