Monday 17 February 2003

Now don’t you be dishrespectful

Sometimes, when you live in a time zone far removed from many of your blogging pals, you get the feeling that you’re missing out on important stuff—even though, as in my case, I’m currently anywhere between 16 and 19 hours ahead of my American colleagues (so things should happen to me before they happen to them).

I awoke this morning to learn of two critical developments in blogging:

I’d have thought that being “respectful” would confer the kiss of death on any weblog but I never went to an Ivy League university—and, had I wanted to go, Harvard would almost certainly rejected an application from someone variously described as “half-witted” or “a three-quarter wit, and a little change to spare” (unless his parents had “change” in the order of ten or twenty million dollars to spare).

As for Google’s buying Pyra, I’m largely indifferent—at least until the reasons for the purchase become clear. I am pleased, however, that Blog*Spot users can look forward to more reliable hosting.

Even though, as AKMA suggests, one should “never presume to correct the Tutor,” I’m not at all indifferent to seeing my picture of the Dishmatique used without permission or attribution on the Wealth Bondage site (changing the file name from dishmatique.gif to dishmatique2.gif fools no-one, Candidia). And Tutor, you can tell Dick Minim to check every page on this site, but I can save him the time—he won’t find a Creative Commons logo anywhere.

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You are quite right. Your intellectual property has been returned to its rightful owner. Thank you for not pressing charges.

Posted by The Happy Tutor on 17 February 2003 (Comment Permalink)

You know, I tried to get Google to buy my weblog, but they didn't seem interested.


Posted by Burningbird on 18 February 2003 (Comment Permalink)

This discussion is now closed. My thanks to everyone who contributed.

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