A little spat with Hugh MacLeod
So, my previous post which made reference to Hugh MacLeod’s wine pimping has (somewhat unintentionally) hit a nerve.
So much, in fact, that Hugh has decided to lay in some pretty hefty punches – not limited just to words, he’s produced one of this trademark back-of-a-biz-card cartoons too:
Hmmm. Thanks Hugh. I’m beginning to wonder whether the gaping void is between his ears??
Hugh’s a nice guy, but his recent business venture to push wine (I’m not even going to mention the name as that’s PR in itself) along with suits and other stuff simply strikes me as a cheap, blatant cashing in on the blogosphere and his position in the blogosphere. Even his term “blogvertising” strikes me of selling out (read the description of “how to do it”)…
And no Hugh, I’m not against commercialism despite the preconceived, unsubstantiated views you write about me on your blog. You can find out more about my views on this in my comment on his blog (scroll down, it’s comment #13 I think).
So, in a similar vain as Mr MacLeod I’ve produced this (admittedly not as well drawn) back-of-biz-card cartoon to illustrate my view:
Hugh MacLeod: Will blog for food.
I’m looking forward to meeting up with Hugh at the December London Geek Dinner (or sooner) to chat this over with him over a beer/lemonade (not wine!).