Joe Clark has a great info page on debunking the objections registrars have to weblogs receiving International Standard Serial Numbers. Evidently some registering bodies are rejecting bloggers’ applications for ISSNs. This page is part of Joe’s larger resource on blogs and ISSNs: (via Zeldman)
For the first time in history, A.J. Liebling’s maxim that freedom of the press belongs to whoever owns one has actually come true. In the past, only corporations and institutions could afford to publish. Now it is possible for individuals and groups to publish. Their intentions and the form of their work are comparable to established publishers’; the difference is they now have access to a medium they can afford.