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Thursday, June 17, 2004
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nietzsche rolls over beethoven; gives tchaikovsky the news
In a surprise development related to the controversy generated earlier this week by Dave Winer's decision to be a punkass brat who doesn't know the meaning of playing well with others, Ziff Media's eWeek (a holdover publication title from 1893) ran a story titled Bloggers Up in Arms Over Closure of Weblogs.com. The article in itself offered no new insights that could not be gleaned from Mr. Winer's own after-the-fact attempts to rationalize his clearly irrational act. For example, take his statement on Scripting.com this morning..."There are a couple of memes that are travelling around the net. First that somehow you have to be careful of what you say or I won't export your site."This "meme" was very likely started by Mr. Winer himself when he posted the following -- three days earlier -- at the top of the page inviting comments about how he planned to dispose of "old weblogs" that he had formerly hosted:Instead of adding insult to injury, one might have hoped the wanker had at least offered the pretense of a little goddam civility. Never noted for his tact -- or logic -- Winer himself whines on and on in a rambling audio post, which includes the following dumbfuck sound bite:
taken from a brief history of amerikan pharmaceutical psychosis
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