June 19, 2003
Kottke posted his thoughts on The Matrix Reloaded. At his last count, people have left 700 comments, mostly as a dialogue amongst themselves. He wonders, "Who owns the conversation on my website?"The activity does amount to significant use of his resources. The bandwidth usage for this entry alone is staggering; it's become its own entity. If people want to keep up the conversation, maybe setting up a message board or even a listserv might be a better solution. It's also important to keep the information accessible somewhere online, so if someone really feels like it, they can read the 700+ comments at some point without draining Jason's bandwidth. Anyway, I doubt this will ever be my problem.