from the current owners of the Read/Write website sounds a bit like a public radio pledge drive. Give us money so we can report the news. The twist is they have the name of a blog
from the early days of the blogosphere. One with an expansive name. So they say let us be that blog again. But they won't, they can't. Because they aren't Richard MacManus
, the guy who started R/W, and it's not 2003. And even more important, they are promising a largely one-way web, doing basically the same thing that the other tech news sites do, with the twist that instead of advertising, they are reader-supported.