I'm sure there's some tragic irony somewhere in the fact that I'm one of countless people posting this link on their blog. You'll see what I mean when you read it.
I'm a big fan of comedian Patton Oswalt. That doesn't mean I've simply watched a few YouTube clips of him or watched his sitcoms; it means that I actually make the effort to buy his CDs and DVDs and see him perform live whenever I can. I guess actually buying recordings from people seems like a quaint, an pastime for some people. Which somewhat brings me to the theme of this article.
Oswalt wrote a brilliant article on pop culture, geekdom, fandom, and how it's changed with the Internet. And it does piss me off that some 14 year-old kid can hear every Iron Maiden B-side on YouTube, after it took me years to hunt them down on physical format back in the day.
Not everybody is going to get the article, but those who do get, are sure to enjoy it. Be sure to read both pages!