Nick Denton and Gawker get big wet kiss from NYT

NYT: A long and admiring story about Nick Denton and the Gawker clan, just what people in the burbs need to know about on Sunday morning.
Like many, I think what Denton is doing rocks, but am amused imagining that the breathless awe of this piece may be a reflection of how sucky many find practicing main-stream journalism (as in, these folks make less, but they are having fun.)
(Via Rubel)
Update: Jon Lebowsky’s comment: “…there really is a revolution, I think, and it’s about gathering so many voices online, in a kind of public commons where anybody’s voice might rise above the rest, if only for a moment or two. And where you can aggregate the many voices and discern some sense of vast cyberspace room.”