Learning by doing: I asked Lotta if I really needed to add links to yesterday's freakishly-long post. I was hoping for a no, but she said yes, as i knew she would. So i spent way more time than I had searching for appropriate links for all those names, etc. What I discovered is that Alberto Manguel was right: a library that has everything becomes a library that has anything.
Linking to sites that were current, comprehensive and somewhat neutral (if you'll forgive the term) was difficult in many cases. And I didn't always do the best job of it. Which makes me wonder if the ease with which we can access (and link to) information online also presents a burden for both writer and reader. Digital journalism (ahem, blogs?) based on quick-clicks, it seems to me, can open the door to a whole bunch of bias in a whole bunch of ways.
Unless we become our own editors, yeah? Caveat emptor. bk