The lesson for me is that these blogs, and the posts which constitute them, are really gateways– or maybe venues- into and through which these sorts of dialogues pass.
I felt this week, again, like the old character in those Saturday Night Live skits who would come up with a topic and then tell the guests "okay, discuss…. talk among yourselves."
Catching up on unread feeds I noticed that Jim Brady, editor at WashingtonPost.com, recently announced that comments would be allowed from registered users. Having followed with interest developments back in January it is good to see that Jim and his team have listened and learned from the experience. The above quotation from Andrew Cohen's post sharing his thoughts on the learning curve speaks volumes.