Dan Gillmor on Journalism 3.0: Dan blogs live during a session at PC Forum; a few minutes later, the speaker about whom he blogged corrects him from the stage; Dan posts an update. What kind of journalism just happened there? I've already seen pointers to pointers to pointers about this activity. It reminds me a science fiction story called, I believe, the Game (reminiscent of Magister Ludi, or the Glass Bead Game, by Herman Hesse). Aliens have given humans an extraordinary game that sounds much like Go. The planet becomes consumed with this game, peace breaks out, etc. The master of this game, a man whom the aliens sent back with the rules, is in one of his last matches when his competitor produces a move that stuns both him and the audience. He mutters, "Beautiful," and the world changes (for the good) permanently. I feel like I've the echo of that word just now, and don't know exactly what it bodes.