Typepad CEO says AOL Journals won’t affect her business

Department of Rationalizing 800-lb Gorillas:
Mena Trott, founded and CEO of TypePad, a new service desired to provide blog tools to average people, went down to DC to see AOL and wrote:
” As a weblog tool maker, am I threatened by AOL Journals? I don’t think so. We’re marketing our tools to entirely different audiences and our users require the level of functionality and customization that would be overkill 1000 times over for AOL. Having tens of millions of AOL users exposed to weblogging can only be a good thing for Six Apart and since we knew that a weblog offering from AOL was coming, we have gotten used to the idea that we’ll be sharing the space with a number of the world’s largest companies.”