A person of integrity expects to be believed. And when they are not, they let time prove them right.
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"Whatever autism is, it is not a unique product of modern civilization. It is a strange gift from our deep past, passed down through millions of years of evolution." Steve Silberman - Neurotribes
In the process of trying to find Rob Balder's email address to suggest the incredibly clever parody I just came up with, that no one in history (or in their right mind) has ever thought of, I stopped by The Funny Music Project, and what do I find? This collaboration between Rob Balder and Shoebox.
Ya know, after I got three links deep or so, I decided to flat give up, life is too short, and I spend way too much time tinkering with the InterWeb, when I could be playing decade-old video games. It was 31 Aug 2007, when Michael W. Dean commented: > about a book. > http://www.stinkfight.com/2007/08/30/boingboing-blogs-me-blogging-the-klf/ > Maybe I'll podcast about it and then blog that. > > (p/s if anyone blogs this, send me a link and I'll probably blog about it.) > MWD
I really, truly, deeply and profoundly hate web-based forums. There are already technologies for messaging that have been part of the Internet for decades now -- email, newsgroups, even the IM technologies that are relatively new, though there were IMing technologies decades ago. I don't care to use a webbrowser for stuff other than browsing the web. And I gather that's a crazy idea. Oh, well, I'm crazy, and that's a bad thing. Huh, go figure. Not doing it. It's annoying, and I have to message while looking at 3-d full-motion video advertisements, and that's Better, because... well, because who ever runs the website wants to sell adspace. And I interfere with that. I'm not gonna buy it, why scream at me about it? Discussion forums use discussion-oriented media. If you wanna discuss stuff with me, use a discussion media. If you wanna use something that works well on the Web, put it in the web. Don't waste my time, otherwise, I wont' be listeni
Did you hear about that Land Rover promotion attempt on Twitter? They paid a couple thousand people with lots of followers on Twitter to Tweet about Land Rover's new line and their participation in the New York Auto Show, as I understand it, using a #LRNY hashtag. The big conflict online was whether it was entirely appropriate or honest to pay people to Tweet about your products, and for that matter, whether it was particularly effective. I don't have access to the metrics that Land Rover is using to evaluate the process. I honestly don't know if anyone outside of Land Rover will ever know the results. But I can certainly see the reasons for the objections. Quoting Tee Morris again, this is "Social Media without the Social." Land Rover used Twitter as a broadcast medium. They don't seem to have made any effort to allow their theoretical audience to respond via Twitter, or to interact directly with the company using that tool. It was at best a waste of