Blogging - we are all pundits now

The internet means that our attention is swamped with the views of pundits. A pundit being someone who has little real depth of expertise in a subject.

This is not necessarily a bad thing, but we need to remember to seek out pundits that challenge our thinking, and introduce us to new ideas, rather than sticking to pundits who just tell us what we want to hear. The difference between a pundit and an expert, is that the pundit has never had to study the whole of a subject, just the bits that interested them.

An expert at least knows what he is not telling you, often a pundit only knows what he is telling you.