On Redaction

Last night, I posted an entry to my blog, which I was intending to save as a draft for further editing.

I'd had a bunch of beers, and quite simply, hit the wrong button.

It was controversial. It was emotive. It had serious venom in it. It took an extreme position.

Posting it, was a mistake (although the core philosophy bhind it, probably wasn't).

I woke up this morning, re-read it, decided it didn't read the way I wanted, and deleted it.

I still have copy of it, and will re-work it a bit so it's (in some ways) even more controversial. Other, cruder bits, will go to make room for things just as controversial and damning.

The thing is, this posting has been cached.

It's on blogs.sun.com . It's on anything which takes a feed from that. Anyone who takes an RSS feed, which hit my blog between 23:00 and 04:00, UK time, has a copy. I don't have any control over that.

I've had a slew of comments. I appreciate them, really. However, they relate to a posting which I've deleted, so I can't add them. To those who made them, thank you, gents.

So, in conclusion, "once it's blogged, there's no way back". It's interesting how blogging is a nonrepudiable act, and I've learned it. I am beginning to draw a strange mapping between blogging and SOA messages - as SOA can, in some ways, be considered "blogging, for applications", but also, more of that, another time.

More, later.

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