Sarcastic, yet surprisingly insightful

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Had a good laugh over at the register today with this anti google article written by Ted Dziuba. I am his newest fan.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/09/22/dziuba_anti_revolution/

The laughter came from the fact that its very well written with a ton of sarcasm. The google bash is actually secondary to the underlying message about panacea and bandwagonning that all vendors are guilty of

If there’s one thing all engineers love to do, it’s create APIs. It’s so awesome because you can draw on a white board and feel like you put in a good day’s work, despite having solved no real, actual problems. Web 2.0 engineers, in addition to their intrinsic love of APIs, have a real hard-on for anything having to do with a social network … This situation gets really dangerous when you start to involve people from San Francisco. Every person who lives in San Francisco has the intention of starting a nonprofit organization of some sort. Therefore, if you collect a bunch of Web 2.0 engineers in San Francisco, the inevitable outcome is the OpenSocial Foundation: a nonprofit organization that only exists to support an API for programming social network applications

If I could get away with his sarcasm I would 🙂

Paul Culmsee

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