Summaries are not Conclusions

The linking culture of the Internet has a nasty habit of rewarding round-up posts that are nothing more than superficial tours of technologies and products. These ‘articles’ offer up hollow conclusions, regurgitating the body of text like 7th graders in english class.

Writers: take a stance. If your conclusion doesn’t include a recommendation, it’s a summary, and we have access to plenty of those; what we need is convergence: help me do the right thing. This takes reason, opinion, and a spine. It will be ok.