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The Death of Favrd

I awoke Sunday morning to the news that Favrd was dead. Without ceremony. Without warning. Without a chance to say goodbye. It didn’t go out for cigarettes. It didn’t tell us we needed some time apart. It didn’t become ‘Favrd from Yahoo!’ It didn’t tell us it had found its …

Written by on December 7, 2009 | Filed Under: Web Snark | 7 Comments

Ben Brown on Content Distribution

Ben Brown’s long post on YouTube, Google and content distribution contains this gem of a line: All of a sudden, the hammer is demanding part ownership of the birdhouse I used it to build. Ben’s been on fire lately. His post about Facebook and the stupidity of crowds is worth …

Written by on January 11, 2008 | Filed Under: Web Snark

Facebook, you owe me one Christmas Present.

Last Saturday I went to the movies with friends. I purchased my tickets on Fandango. That last sentence is important, or rather; the fact that I’ve decided to tell you that is important. Because where I spend my money is my business, and what I spend my money on is …

Written by on November 20, 2007 | Filed Under: Web Snark | 15 Comments

The Record and The Bet

Six years ago Jeff Veen and I made a bet on whether Barry Bonds would break Hank Aaron’s home run record. The loser of the bet had to attend a Giants’ game in a dress. Jeff lost. To his utmost credit; he is a man of his word! And for …

Written by on August 8, 2007 | Filed Under: Off-Line Life, Web Snark | 3 Comments

Signal To Noise

There used to be too few places on the internet that pointed to many good things; now there are too many places all pointing to the same few things. (Thanks to Pownce for the insight.)

Written by on July 27, 2007 | Filed Under: Web Snark

Let’s make fun of things…

One of these magazines is real, one of them is not. Both of them are funny. One is funny, “ha ha”, the other is funny like “smell this milk.” And a hint about magazine design: I’m sure that the Robert Scoble story about how a pudgy white male (full disclosure: …

Written by on April 25, 2007 | Filed Under: Web Snark | 1 Comment

The internet is built by boys

If you’ve ever doubted that the internet was built by 12 year-old boys (and I haven’t) take a look at Sizeasy, where you can compare the size of any two things side by side. The potential for abuse here is off-the-charts fun. Here’s the Apple iPhone compared to the Lego …

Written by on February 12, 2007 | Filed Under: Web Snark | 3 Comments

Given today’s iPhone announcement…

…it seems like the Zune was not just badly executed; it was sadly devised. I expect that our children will someday tell stories of a rumored landfill where all the brown Zunes were tossed.

Written by on January 9, 2007 | Filed Under: Web Snark | 1 Comment

Christmas Is Coming

It starts with Black Friday. It’s followed by a tidal wave of news reports on how we’re doing as a nation, and as a people based on our retail consumption over the next month. It continues with pans of people in line to buy Wii’s and PS3′s, and the trampling …

Written by on December 1, 2006 | Filed Under: Web Snark

Techno, Trucks, and Tubes

[Bold Headed]( remixes my senator, Ted Stevens. [DJ TED! (mp3)]( (via [Battelle]( via [Gibson]( via [AlterNet:PEEK](

Written by on July 13, 2006 | Filed Under: Web Snark

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