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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Me am not journalist!

From the land of Bizarro comes this rather puzzling article from InformationWeek called "Top 60 Little-Known Technology Web Sites." In case you're confused (as I was, and I'm still sleepy), here's a rundown:

Assertion: "The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) carries information in the form of postings from iPhone users to podcasts (sponsored by BestBuy, which doesn't seem to interfere with the content)."
Rebuttal: I'll be the guy who mangles the English language, thank you. Oh, and our podcasts a) don't exist anymore (we do talkcasts now, via TalkShoe) and b) they aren't sponsored by BestBuy. Not that we'd let that cloud our commentary anyway, but I haven't heard from BestBuy in ages.

Assertion: "The first page is slow loading but it's worth the wait."
Rebuttal: Our ads load slow, and our page is a wee sluggish over EDGE on the iPhone. That sucks, and we're working on it (although we've taken steps to improve the load times on our post content). Try or RSS. It is worth the wait, 2.1 seconds and all.

Assertion: "There is also a blog section that lists scores of diehard Apple users blogging away on their hopes and dreams and, alas, sometimes horrors regarding Apple."
Rebuttal: Believe it or not, the entire site is one big blog! We've applied to be in the Ripley's Museum-- stay tuned true believers!

All kidding aside, I want to thank the poor soul tasked with this clearly thankless article. To know that we're so little-known that nearly 2 million readers tune in each month... Well it brings a tear to my eye.

Damn you long, luxurious eyelashes!

PS - I realize this is not the long-winded, well-researched blog post I'd hoped to be cranking out. But after I had to write several hundred words admonishing some very pissy TUAW commenters, I just didn't have it in me. Maybe next time.

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