My Web 2.0 business plan:
OK VCs, you can all fund me now.
Whenever I'm browsing on a Wiki, "Jam On It" by Newcleus starts going through my head.
Remind me to revisit this entry in a month or so...
"Well the internet was designed to survive a Atomic war..so that the remaining military bases can download pornography." - Jake of 8bitjoystick.com (+)
'sup, Mr. Dangerous?
Oh, the usual. Drinking grain alcohol, snorting my body weight in coke, having unprotected sex with heroin-addicted civet cats, oh yeah, and deploying RSS in my company.
Mr. Dangerous, you do live on the edge, don't you. That RSS thing scares the hell out of me. Why not take up something safer, like bullfighting?
You know me, if it's not potentially lethal, I don't want anything to do with it.
But Mr. Dangerous, you don't know the havoc you can bring about by publishing an RSS feed? You could end wind up funky, locked in a trunk, or trapped in a maze of twisty namespaces, all alike!
Is there an echo in here? I told you, I live for the risk. Compared to some of the crazy shit I do, this RSS thing is as easy as pie.
Be careful out there. The aggregated firepower being tossed around out there could bury a lesser man alive.
It's all good. Time for my date with Ann Coulter. Peace.
references (...and a torture test for the character set capabilities of your browser and aggregator)
I stumbled across this a while ago.
Much of the discussion in newsgroups makes no sense at all unless you understand it in the context of primate psychology. There are battles for dominance. There is a pecking order. There are alliance groups. There is a clash of different styles of humour, particularly in international newsgroups such as these. Just keep in mind the creators of all the posts are hairless apes and it will make a lot more sense. The other thing to consider is many of the people on the Internet are social misfits banished from live company. Here, they are immune to violent reprisals to their antisocial actions. You can train your newsreader to just filter these whackos out once you identify them, or you can treat them as just part of the day's entertainment. Part of the problem comes from expecting posts, which you read on your computer to somehow me more logical, accurate etc. than the equivalent live conversations would be. The other problem comes from reading emotional content into the text. In a live conversation you would hear the jocularity, where you might read in a severe reprimand emotional tone into the bald text. You can also mistake brevity for curtness. A one line response that answers your question is not rude, it is just way of serving more people per day. -- Roedy Green
If you laid all of our laws end to end, there would be no end.
— Mark Twain