February 7, 2002
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Here's a picture of Linda, walking along Ngpali beach a few minutes before sundown. I like it.

Pictures are fun, and on rare occasions a picture is worth a thousand words. Most of the time, for most things, writing works better. Weblogs have prospered despite lousy support for pictures in the popular tools.

The pundits missed this entirely in talking about the supposed connection between TV and the Web. So did the golden-agers, the people who worried that graphics on the Web would subvert imaginative writing. Thousands and thousands of web writers were delighted to give up even the simplest image tags in order to use Blogger and its kin.