The Macalope has been on the last few weeks. Here is a part that had me rolling from June 30th (emphasis mine):
If you want to relive the good times when RIM was still funny, The Guardian has a collection of the best (read: worst) quotes from RIM’s former co-CEOs, Slappy Mike and Gumbo Jim or whatever their names were (tip o’ the antlers to BoingBoing). They all read like something from the pages of Extreme Denial! magazine. Here’s the Macalope’s favorite:
“The most exciting mobile trend is full Qwerty keyboards. I’m sorry, it really is. I’m not making this up.” [former RIM co-CEO Mike] Lazaridis…
Wait for it.
Way to capture whatever the opposite of zeitgeist is, Mike. Bra. Vo.
Did the Internet community peak at bookmarks? Asked in a different and perhaps more complete way: just as technologies like RSS and email in their purest forms are hard to beat even as technology marches forward, what better technology exists to keep track of information on the ever-expanding Internet than bookmarks? Taken a step further, what better way to share the bookmarked information than a site of your own? As such, I‘ve been reading, which is why I write now.
Working in and having a passion for libraries, I am struck by the fact that the way bookmarks work in the physical world is not directly analogous to bookmarks in the digital world. Bookmarks in the digital world are instead like dog-eared pages or highlighted passages; if you think of the Internet as a single tome, that is. In any case, anything that moves you to deface a book should probably be shared or become immortalized in some other way than just a reference for a future version of yourself.