Friday, June 08, 2007 by Dave Winer.
My motor skills are really sucking, but I got 14 hours sleep, so I'm not drooping-over tired any more. I really wilted at the Powell St BART station, switching to the Pittsburgh Bay Point line. It hit me. I had only slept 3 hours in the last 48. That's some kind of record. Where did all the hours go? I'll figure it out later.
In the middle of all the jetlag inspired deleria, I had a thought. Where is the TechCrunch of the auto industry? The Engadget of oil? What about the defense industry? Kitchen appliances? Furniture? Sweaters? Skiing? A constant theme here, when we see the pros blame blogs and Craig for their problems -- "Why didn't you do it first?" Time to ask the question again. These blogs have become professional pubs, and they're raking in big bucks. Okay so you didn't invent the model, but why not compete? Isn't this something you supposedly do well, even better, than us poor amateurs?