Guardian: how did they get from this, to that?

Here’s the story. Damien Mulley blogs his reaction to the proposal that bloggers should sign up to a code of conduct in the wake of the threats to tech blogger Kathy Sierra. It’s a four letter word response. Next, it seems, another blogger misconstrues Damien’s post (presumably because of the proximity of the terms Code and ISO) as an attack on his product. Then it gets picked up and replicated by the Guardian’s Organ Grinder blog. Damien replies, tersely. A bad, and not very funny, version of Chinese whispers? Surely Damien is due an apology, at the very least!

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty