Sunday, September 12, 2004

Bloggers in pyjamas

bloggers are entire media conglomerates in their pajamas, according to marketing guru Seth Godin, author of Free Prize Inside, who has a blog.

One CBS Executive said that "Bloggers in their pajamas in front of their computers are highly questionable, but 60 Minutes is "pristine.

And this from Mark Steyn: "Bloggers have no checks and balances . . . [it's] a guy sitting in his living room in his pajamas."

Mark Steyn writes this in the Sunday Times
Amazingly, this guy at the Air National Guard base, Lt. Col. Killian, had the only typewriter in Texas in 1973 using a prototype version of the default letter writing program of Microsoft Word, complete with the tiny little superscript thingy that automatically changes July 4th to July 4th. To do that on most 1973 typewriters, you had to unscrew the keys, grab a hammer and give them a couple of thwacks to make the ''t'' and ''h'' squish up all tiny, and even think it looked a bit wonky. You'd think having such a unique typewriter Killian would have used a less easily traceable model for his devastating ''CYA'' memo. Also, he might have chosen a font other than Times New Roman, designed for the Times of London in the 1930s and not licensed to Microsoft by Rupert Murdoch (the Times' owner) until the 1980s.

Killian is no longer around to confirm his extraordinary Magic Typewriter, but his son denied the stuff was written by his dad, and his widow said her late husband never typed.

Gee, I don't even have pyjamas - or pajamas. And if I did they wouldn't be white and blue. However I have eaten a banana while blogging...

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