It seems clear to me that the warblogging phenomenon is going to be to blogs what the Civil War was to photography, or the Crimean War to telegraphy: a moment when the potential of a medium becomes apparent. I’ve started a section on my blogdex of some of the blogs I find worth reading: Intel Dump, by a former Army officer, and Salam Pax’s blog from Baghdad, are especially compelling.

Of course, warblogging also shows the limitations of the medium. In particular, the ratio of information to knowledge is awfully low: we’re all seeing a lot of stuff, and hearing lots of people talk about the war and its progress, but I get the sense that, despite all the satellite phones and Al-Jazeera exclusives, the fog of war isn’t all that much thinner now than it was during Vietnam or Korea.