Blogosphere sacred cows

By Rafe Needleman 15.04.2008 21:17
Blogosphere sacred cows

The 5 things you may not complain about (and 10 you may complain about)

    • Apple: Ooh, so pretty. And innovative, and Steve Jobs is a god. You do not say something bad about Apple, especially not about Apple's closed ecosystem, and most especially not in front of the open-source wonks who love Apple anyway.

    • Google: Possibly the most useful resource on the Web. Also the scariest company there is. Do not criticize or the Google bot (or its PR machine) will stomp you. They know where you live.

    • Linux: Cheap, open, and everywhere. And too damn hard to use for anyone with a life. But never, ever point this out. Linux = great. Microsoft = bad. No need for details.

    • TechCrunch: The Engadget of Web 2.0. While I'm at it, might as well add that you should avoid criticizing Engadget. Both sites have rabid followings, are edited by inexplicably angry men, and will cease linking to you if look at them funny.

    • Firefox: All hail the open-source browser! Those crashes and general slowness? That's the price of progress, son.

Of course, if you really want people to read your stuff, do the exact opposite of what we're suggesting here: Poke at the sacred cows. Sing the praises of demons. Everyone will hate you. And isn't it better to be hated by everyone than loved by just a very few?

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