Michael Kinsley says bloggers are really smart

According to a recent opinion column he published in the Washington Post, Michael Kinsley (X- Slate editor) went to a conference and only bloggers responded to the comments he circulated afterwards–in fact, they said waay more than he expected–“Within hours, there were discussions going on in a dozen blogs, all hyperlinking to one another like rabbits.”
Despite the archness, Kinsley seems impressed and notes “how the Web enables people who are scattered physically around the globe, who share an interest in a topic as naturally uninteresting as the economic theory behind Social Security privatization, to find one another and enjoy a gabfest.”
Conclusion: Even the ponderous are coming round to blogging. (Okay, that was mean–I am delighted Michael Kinsley is warming to the blogosphere. Okay, not really.)