Anil Dash on Embedded Journalism

Anil Dash of Six Apart, the makers of Movable Type blogging software, has an interesting commentary today on the state of data portability. In summary, he says that despite our many technological advances, the fundamental ability to embed dynamic content — particularly text-based content — from one site into another hasn’t really progressed very far beyond basic copy/paste, at least not to the casual non-technical user.

Here’s his post, embedded using the new feature he added on his blog:

Of course, I couldn’t just click-and-drag it, and the script didn’t behave very well within Windows Live Writer, but I like the concept.