nine years ago howard stern was talking dirty about pamela anderson

when he received news about the first plane hitting the world trade center

ralph, who had a good view of the towers was on the phone and left to see it.

interesting how quickly the tone switches as they watch tv and speculate and broadcast

part two is even more dramatic.

say what you will about howard stern, but this broadcast was historic and fascinating.

in some very strange ways, 9/11 helped launch blogging

the ends dont justify the means, of course

but its so true that with every action theres an equal reaction.

and all that craziness and hate and destruction that went down nine years ago

bloomed into more craziness and creativity and construction all over the web.

one day someone smart, hopefully Welch, will write a book about how 9/11 put blogging on the fast track

how it made everyone understand this medium. how that tragic event sent everyone online.

and embraced the non-professionals who were there, or who were good at pointing to the there.

i always look for silver linings. thats mine for today.