Tag me stupid, baby!
This postbag contains small pieces of irony or humor which may choke small children or law professors
Perhaps we should call them The New Literalists. Or is Nitpickers a better word? Or how about Pixel Pedants?
The Road to Hell looks like it’s going to be Tagged With Good Intentions, if you pardon the twisted idiom. There are indeed some painfully earnest people who want to avoid any misunderstanding in our online communications through the sheer power of angle brackets.… Read More
EFF founder must be cheered for founding EFF – EFF Founder
He made it. Now it made him
If you think that backslapping awards and honorific titles are a feudal relic – an archaic and degenerate indulgence of the old world’s imperial plutocracies, think again. They’re alive and well in the New World – and flourishing in the even Newer World of Cyberspace!
Which, we can’t help noticing, has its own self-congratulatory plutocracy, whose members are just as eager to slap each other on the back, and give each other fancy … Read More
Digital memories: cheap to take, cheaper to lose
The consequences of the dotcom bubble – being remembered this week five years on from the start of the crash – aren’t just financial. The largest loss of wealth in human history created a wasteland of dead pages and broken links. Now many of the same Dotcom People are back, persuading us to trust them with our most valuable digital memories. And judging from the rhetoric alone, nothing has been learnt.
Preserving stuff on the internet isn’t a given, as … Read More