Winer is critisizing Cam about not having “permalinks.”
First off, what right does Dave Winer have saying how Cam should or
shouldn't run his website? Second, about those “permalinks” you have Dave
… what purpose does a 33 character anchor have in making a permanent link?
The permanent link I'm referencing here is:
Meanwhile, here at The
Boston Diaries, the permament link for this entry is:
With the added bonus of not shoving you to some random spot in a much longer
page. If you're going to bother doing “permalinks” at least make them
short and intelligable.
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