There are writers and there are writers
Clark talks a lot about the determination, drive and persistence of the Starbucks Corporation. But if those were the sole qualities of success, toddlers would rule the world.(via Seth Godin) Link.
Writing is not simply typing words into a machine and broadcasting them to the world. Words (grammar) are the foundation of a logical (dialectic) argument (rhetoric). It seems a lot of contemporary writers skip the middle step and crumple grammar into a mess of rhetoric. Then there are readers that don't know the difference and great writers and thinkers are relegated to the corners of the cultural landscape.