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April 8, 2006

Cool map of internet ownership

I just found the CIO blogs post with the really cool map of internet ownership. Click on the map and keep enlarging it. Read the text to see how not to misinterpet it.

Truth be told, I haven’t looked at it long enough to get any analytic usefulness out of it whatsoever. Still, I think it’s cool. :D

February 27, 2006

Typo of the week!

The Register offers an eye-opener:

The UK’s keenness to push through tough data prevention laws during its stint in charge of the European Union (EU) has won it the “Internet Villain Award” at this year’s net industry awards.

Either that’s the best typo of the week, or things are really dastardly over on the Sceptred Isle …

January 19, 2006

When bloggers get silly

I generally find blonde jokes to be stupid, demeaning, and above all incorrect (I’ve known plenty of very smart blondes). So in the face of very limited competition, I am inclined to agree that this is probably the best blonde joke ever.

Apropos nothing, I don’t think I’ve yet shared with blog readers my favorite glossary entry either, originally from the documentation to Inference Corporation’s expert system tool ART and gleefully plagiarized in my Application Development Tools from A to Z:

Recursion: See recursion.

January 6, 2006

Click Here, You Idiot!

One of the better online spoofs in quite a while has come along, in the form of a lengthy marketing letter. CLICKhereYOUidiot parodies all those marketing letters that are directly deprived from newsletter promotions. And yes, I know about the latter, having been in the subscription newsletter business once …

Like all parodies, it can be a bit heavy handed, but it’s worth a visit and skim.

And it reminds me — does anybody have a copy of the classic site Hey Idiot? That one had the most star-studded creative team of all: Larry Ellison, Mitchell Kertzman, and David Roux. If memory serves, Larry came up with the idea, Mitchell came up with the name, and David wrote the copy. The basic idea was a company that sold only one product — it’s own stock. And there was one rule — each sale had to be at a higher price than the last previous sale …

Here’s all that’s left of Hey Idiot on archive.org. If anybody has more of the site saved, I’d love to see it.

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