I really admire Conn Ó Muíneacháin and the work that he has done for many reasons, not the least of which being such a strong advocate for the Irish language without approaching it from an academic or theoretical perspective. He simply does what he does in such a way that everyone knows this is simply the way manner in which he goes about his life. I was very much following his lead when I converted my Nahenahe.net podcasts to be exclusively in the Hawaiian language last year. Language blogs and language podcasts shouldn’t just be about the language but in the language, and discuss the depth and breadth of the cultures that they are used by.

It seems that Conn is on the way to being the first Irish language Internet media mogul. While I have no plans to “go pro” with blogging and podcasting, I’m certain that Conn’s work will continue to influence mine, much as Dave Winer‘s has done over the past dozen or so years.

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