Thursday, December 24, 2009

Things Is What They IS

I was thinking about Yahoo's plan to shutdown MyBlogLog. What do I get out of MBL? Not much. A widget that appears in my sidebar detailing this humble weblog's most popular outclicks. The social networking value of MBL, for me, is ZERO compared to what I've accomplished thru Facebook and Twiitter. Yeah, I'm on LinkedIN and MySpace, but zzzzzzzzz is the word with those two nowadays.

What do we gain from MBL's demise? I'm not sure, but we will lose th eother widget with the tiny pix of recent visitors to our blogs thru the MBL network (that's IF they visit when they are logged in to MBL, or on certain browsers and computers, if they haven't turned off their MBL cookies). Perhaps MBL could have survived if yahoo had not bought it?

I saw a disturbing article about "cloud computing" - I don't like the idea. I like having my OS on my PC. I don't NEED the internet to use and enjoy my PC. If it has to be connected to the cloud, it's no good. Kinda like the BlackBerry outages this week. The service interruption was a crippling event for the minions tethered to the device. I am slave to no device. They are tools, servants and nothing more.
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