Is it time to don our gas masks? Is another blog brawl brewing in the usually peaceful land of blogsville? Seems that Chris is taking some exception to Dave Winer's software-centric view of the secret life of blogs. In response to Dave's kinda overstated take on his role in the ditch-digging that brings blogging to the common man, Chris speaks for me when he asks Dave this: "When you say '...of course no one but me is going to be willing to put so much time into it,' you don't really mean for it to sound that way, do you?" Naw, I'm sure he doesn't. But for the record, I think blogging's about as far from academia as I am these days--and that's *really* far away.