Friday, September 7, 2007

From ad hominem to mea culpa

In an essay on Glamour's Web site, former Gawker editor Jessica Coen — whose targets for broadsides included yours truly —repents her past penchant for online insults. Kudos to her for urging others to realize what she admits she herself failed to see — that "there’s a very real person on the other side of that LCD glow."

I wonder what the world — let alone the Web — would be like if everyone did the AA thing and apologized personally to every individual he or she had offended. Bill W. was on to something there.

Thanks to Kevin Walsh for the tip on the article.