from Cory Doctorow in Boing Boing: Let’s put Verisign to death. I’m on board for sure, at least to the extent that I have an influence anywhere (which is not that great).
is undoubtedly the class of the world of weblogs, or at least among very few really first class “links n commentary” sites around. Boing Boing turns two today. Congratulations to all who contribute over there.
: Wallace and Gromit return online. “Oscar-winning animated duo Wallace and Gromit will return for the first time in six years in a series of short films available on the internet.”
remember bOING bOING the magazine? It was wonderful, eclectic, fun. Back in the day, it was one of the things that heralded that something new was coming. I wasn’t sure what it was. But I think of it, and Mondo 2000, and a few others as this sort of canary in a coal mine in reverse. The atmosphere was changing, and instead of dying, this canary was thriving.
Anyhow, I love Cory Doctorow’s blogging over at boing boing the website. Cory’s one of those people I virtually bump into all the time, though we’ve never met. I went over to a great friend’s place once while I was in Ottawa, my friend who most closely approaches the ideal of the evil genius (though he’s not really evil at all). And he’s telling me about this new friend of his Cory… the same guy who I had asked that week (by email) about a DSL config problem I was having. Coincidence.
So anyhow I’ve been enjoying his and Mark Frauenfelder’s work/fun for ages now. And it bugs me a bit that somehow boing boing the website has seemingly become identified simply as Cory’s personal weblog. Cory has a personal site: it’s at craphound.com. Boing Boing is, as far as I can tell, a collaborative project including a weblog, a guestlog, and a directory, plus archives of Mark’s illustrations and lots of other fun stuff. To identify that with just one person is misleading and, I think, somewhat of an insult to the other contributors.
I’m sure I’m making too big a deal of this, but whatever. Misattribution has always gotten to me.
It was an odd experience, today, to go to Boing Boing and find that another man named Michael Boyle was among the missing firefighters in New York. Just as things have started to feel more or less normal for the people I know who were on the scene in NY (there were two, both safe, luckily, though still very anxious about having had the experience).