Michel de Montaigne on bloggers versus journalists versus aggregators versus SEO

It is more of a job to interpret the interpretations than to interpret the things, and there are more books about books than about any other subject: we do nothing but comment upon one another. The world is swarming with commentaries; of authors there is great scarcity.

From On Experience.

  • (I was going to leave a meta-comment, but found it too difficult.)

    Perhaps it is easier to analyze someone else’s musings because you can simply call them wrong, whereas original thinking and observations require more time and effort?