Dave Winer responded to my thoughts on his "Monsters" post yesterday, both in the comments of my orginal post and on his weblog, (though not by name... he dropped me a quick note and told me he was thinking of me - among others - when he wrote it).
I'm not sure what to think just yet. It's definitely an attempt to both justify and gain sympathy. I'm going to mull over my reaction for a bit. Not that I buy what he's saying, but the question is "why does it affect me to the point that I need to write about it here." That's the real question and I need to think it over for a bit.