Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Harrison's 1st Law of Blogging

All this talk about "Codes of Conduct" has me well infuriated and at the same time more than a little confused. Excuse my ignorance of physics fundamentals but I thought the universe tended towards chaos ; I thought that the e-environment accelerated trends which in the 'normal' world would be interminably slow. Surely then, blogosphere should exhibit a natural draw towards complete collapse.

The virgin scientist in this virgin blogger can see that the departure of Fiona De L, the probable loss of Sinead Gleeson, and Twenty Major's switch to the dark side are clear indications that everything tends towards the lowest state of enthropy. More importantly, bad blogging is driving out good blogging. The more blog luminaries we loose, the more Irish Times journalist throw contempt on our craft by demonstrating that it is possible to blog between corporate book launches. (This trend is clearly well established in the conventional media. We only need to look at the contrasting fates of John Kelly & Marty Whelan compared with Gerry Ryan and that purile pair from FM104 to know that in art as in life you sometimes get the fuzzy end of the lollypop. No publisher will give Anne Whelan a second glance but there is a veritable stampede of advances for Cecilia Ahern's laundry list. Ronan Keating's passport says "Musician" ; The Saw Doctors' says "bunch of unemployed plasterers").

But then I've noticed perhaps blogosphere is different. The more blogs that I read, the more I want to read and, apart from realising how brilliant some of my blog buddies are, the less I blog myself. Clearly a case in blogosphere that good blogs drive out bad.

I realise that there is some empirical formula at work here which, for convenience, I've called Harrison's 1st Law of Blogging. The amount of blogs posted is inversely proportional to the amount of time spent reading blogs.

The more algebraically minded will immediately cross multiply to conclude that for all postive values of X, where dX/dy is positive, the sum from n=1 to n=infinity of the product of blog reading times blog posting is a constant. This means that there is a finite volume of blog worth. Hence no matter how many bloggers, or how many blog posts are written, the value of theta for all values of X minus x square where theta is the proportion of blog worth in the n=theta eye blog (also known as the critical poisson inflection point) tends towards zero.

Notwithstanding the eigen value solutions for differential simultaneous equations, you kind of have to ask yourself what is the point. It's a bit like being a nurse who really cares about making a difference and having a caring profession but who has to work with a bucn of ungrateful lazy unqualified cows who only want to attend for work for 35 hours for an extra 10% on top of the 76% over five year pay rise. You kind of have to say, what's it all about?




Blogger JL Pagano said...

I always believed that to be true, yet I had never found a way of proving it. Kudos to ya.

5:54 a.m., April 12, 2007  
Anonymous Stefan O' hAoichain said...

Is it not theta squared minus one in the thrid paragraph?

8:12 a.m., April 12, 2007  
Anonymous ainelivia said...

Just about to renew my passport. Wonder if I should write on the form for occupation; erstwhile, sometime ranting, sometime calm, sometime blocked, sometime on fire with inspiration BLOGGER.

And then write: visit me @ blog address blah blah.

But I won't be putting my passport portrait on my blog, oh no.

11:37 a.m., April 13, 2007  

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