Okay, I made the mistake of referring to gore's site as a "blog"
because he refers to it as a "blog", and so the comment was made on the
#mojozilla IRC channel about my own "blog" against which I railed with
furious anger. Okay, I hate that word. The "B" word. Oh, I see I've
already typed it a number of times. I hate the word "blog".
First off, it's an ugly ugly word. Just say it out loud. Blog.
It's the kind of word that after you say it, you want to check your
shoes to make sure you didn't throw up a little. For those of you who
don't know the origin of this grotesque bastard bit of terminology, it's
a contraction of the term "web log" (not to be confused with a
Second, the whole concept of the "blog" has been elevated by some to
a position far far beyond what it is. Look, a web journal is just
someone crapping on a web page on a regular basis. That's it. But the
media keeps protraying the "phenomenon of the blog" with ridiculous
reverence and it constantly refers to "famous blogs". Give me a break.
99.9% of all web logs are just the inane ramblings of raving lunatics
who are excited over the prospects of more than 2 people reading their
mind-numbingly dull dull dull philosophical thoughts and daily banality.
And that includes this one. A blog that posts actual research and
discovery is more amateur journalism than anything else. Let's call
things what they are.
And finally, to hell with all you wannabes. Some of us having been
posting our worthless opinions to our home pages for some 8+ years and
are frankly irritated that it's now being recognized as something new
and original, with all these shitty Live Journal sites with their ugly
ass cookie-cutter layout. It's not new or original, so please
shut the hell up about it.
Oh, and this page isn't a "blog". It's... um... a "bledger".
(Revision: It's a notablog)
(Updated Thursday, March 10, 2005 2:57 PM)