Saturday, April 01, 2006

Thoughts after something of a pause.

So it's been quite a while since I did any real blogging. I haven't even posted on Frostopolis in ages. This is mostly because I've been very busy with my spiffy new job fighting spam. That and the parties. But in the meantime I've been thinking a lot about art and film and the future of the Web and all those other things. Google bought Writely, to which I say about f-in' time, guys. Writely is the sole reason I didn't create a web-based word processor. They already had one, and it's really good. They definitely deserve their Google payday; I just hope they don't have to work in Mountain View and drink Google-Aid all day. I finally signed on to Myspace and learned a valuable lesson about how little most people care about usability. Yeah, Myspace is terrible, the shame of the Web, and its owners should apologize to everyone and hire Zeldman to un-suckify it. On the other hand, everyone's already on it, so you sorta gotta be too. Myspace is to your online life as Amazon is to an author's: it's not very interesting to only be there, but you can't afford to ignore it. More later of course, and later could be much later or very soon. In the meantime, go read Seth, he's on a roll lately. (Oh, and the coulds are from Paris. Szia Zsolti!)