It was interesting to watch the interaction betwen Ben Metcalfe and Mena Trott at Les Blogs. Not sure what to make of it. Technorati captures the action pretty well (although it won’t work in the archive). I don’t think he’s so fabulous. When Mena asked him to explain what he said on the back channel he got all offended. Well geez, if you said it, why not stand by it? Seems a little cowardly to me.
I wasn’t offended. I thought it was bizzare for Mena to single me out like that in the middle of the hall seeing as the natural reaction would be to me fight back and make her look silly in return (The creation of the “Mad Max situtation: two men enter, one mans leaves”).
I’m bigger than that, and didn’t want to air our dirty laundry in public. It’s about showing some humility – for both of us.
We had a useful conversation in private afterwards instead, which as I’ve said before ended with a smile and a handshake. That was the way to resolve this – not a cat fight in front of 400 bloggers.
(BTW: why can’t I post a comment on your blog, Dave?)