Every once in a while comes along a person who was destined to be a journalist. And a really good one too, standing the test of time, and even several boomerangs.
I had the good fortune to run into Asohan Aryaduray the other day at the launch of the Google Chrome App Store Malaysia. I’ve seen him on and off over the years, and have spoken to him in passing several times too. This time, we spoke about the “good old times”, and about how blogging has changed in Malaysia. The lines between blogs and media have become increasingly blurred over time, he said. When there used to be dozens of blogs that existed for the sake of blogging seems like so long ago. Now such blogs, noble in purpose, rarely last very long, and those that do have evolved into quasi-commercial media entities with their owners becoming mini-celebrities in their own right, making a living from product endorsement and URL linking.
I’m not going to say that this is bad, and i think, if i read Asohan correctly, neither would he. It’s just different.
Click through the image for the larger version. Taken with an Olympus OM-D EM-5 with a Panasonic 14mm f2.5 lens.
Asohan, through the glass