A saga is defined as “a long, detailed account” by Merriam-Webster.
I’d describe the drama at TechCrunch over the past few weeks as a saga.
The Star Wars saga is an example of a saga that I enjoyed, until its legacy was tarnished by:
- Going to the well too many times;
- Making changes that diluted the stories;
- The drama that resulted from the first two things I mentioned.
A saga is told, a legacy is crafted. Star Wars’ legacy isn’t as strong as it once was because quality was usurped by quantity. It deviated from what made its legacy so powerful by adding ingredients to a recipe that didn’t need it.
While some may argue that the legacy TechCrunch will leave behind isn’t as strong as it once was because quality was usurped by AOL or Michael Arrington’s arrogance or whatever, I think it won’t leave a legacy at all.
It’s just been one long, detailed account after another. One ongoing saga.
Whether other legacies arise from the TechCrunch saga remains to be seen.