In Blogs as Disruptive Tech, WebCrimson looks at the fuzzy space where blogging software leaves off and content management systems begin. In his view, the transition we are seeing is akin to IBM having the mainframe market ripped out from underneath it by the PC explosion. CMSs frequently sell in the $10k – $500k range. Blogging packages tend to cost around $35, if not free. But there’s a parsec of difference between the categories, right? … or is there?
Than again, there’s the dullest blog in the world.
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is that webcrimson article recent? i seem to recall it from a while back.
in my consulting practice, between blog software and the interwovens of the world is a lot of custom development, so the trick would be to adopt an MT or similar as a core set of subroutines, and then extend to meet whatever metadata or workflow needs remain unaddressed.
Ah, you’re right. It’s dated Thursday, June 20, 2002. No matter – still all good and true.
The danger of extending a system like MT is that you make it impossible to take advantage of the upgrades if you customize the code itself. Fortunately MT and most systems are extensible via plugins, so the problem only comes up if you need a change that plugins can’t handle.