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(New York Times)   "These are all actual Web sites that have hit the Web in the last year or so: Doostang. Wufoo. Bliin. Thoof. Bebo. Meebo. Fark." Does that mean I can have the last 10 years of my life back?   (nytimes.com) divider line 194
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2007-12-06 05:46:52 PM  
Don't write to him. Write to his editor.

If you write to him, he'll just shiat-can your diatribe. But if you write to his editor, his editor will realize what a useless schmuck he is.
 
2007-12-06 05:46:57 PM  
IXI Jim IXI: I think his point is that the internet didn't start with this souped up colorful web thingy.

Now get off my lawn.


Last time I checked I did not have to register with a Domain registration service for my BBS. I was under the impression we are talking about domain names.
 
2007-12-06 05:47:29 PM  
theoriginalslash: I'm no longer surprised by the monumental cluelessness of the "traditional" media RE the series of tubes. NY Times may as well be written by my grandma (my dead grandma). They get less relevant with every passing day.

I agree completely. I mean, what else can you expect from the NYT?
 
2007-12-06 05:48:04 PM  
Hey Fanbladesaresharp...

I think we may have a winner...
 
2007-12-06 05:48:32 PM  
kirbeep: "I should leave technology writing, and writing in general, to Ric Romero."

It's pretty bad when you're bested by Ric Romero. I didn't finish the article but I bet it blathers on about talking pictures and horseless carriages.
 
2007-12-06 05:51:08 PM  
IXI Jim IXI: fanbladesaresharp: What color does a smurf turn when you choke them?

Is that what they're calling it now?


What the fark, man. You're already a TFer. No donut.

But Cobra-Commander wins because he/she actually spelled it out.

Dumbass. :P
 
2007-12-06 05:52:08 PM  
Don't write to him. Write to his editor.

ALready did.

Hey, Pogue, if you're going to be a tech columnist (or play one on the internet), at least learn the lingo.

Web Sites = wrong.
Websites = L337 Goodness.
 
2007-12-06 05:52:11 PM  
DO NOT POSTS EMAIL ADDRESSES OR CONTACT INFO IN THREADS AND/OR EXHORT OTHERS TO HARASS PEOPLE RELATED TO LINKED THREADS.

THANK YOU
 
2007-12-06 05:52:21 PM  
raygundan: Ad revenue ftw. We've all been trolled by a professional.

No, I just went to all those site names, looked around, and closed the browser. I didn't go to the NYT site at all.

I wonder when he's gonna start talking about beenz.com or boo.com.
 
2007-12-06 05:52:39 PM  
DaSwankOne: Last time I checked I did not have to register with a Domain registration service for my BBS. I was under the impression we are talking about domain names.

If that's the impression you got, you didn't read the post you replied to...
 
2007-12-06 05:53:16 PM  
fanbladesaresharp: What the fark, man. You're already a TFer. No donut.

Oh...you were offering TF? Damn...i was just having fun ;)
 
2007-12-06 05:54:19 PM  
Sweeeeet!!! Thanks Fanbladesaresharp!!!!
 
2007-12-06 05:55:32 PM  
IXI Jim IXI: fanbladesaresharp: What the fark, man. You're already a TFer. No donut.

Oh...you were offering TF? Damn...i was just having fun ;)


IF it were pictures, that was damn fast of you. But you didn't put up one of Je Fah Fah. A Ha Ha.
 
2007-12-06 05:55:45 PM  
Pogue is an offensive military slang term used by front line troops to describe non-infantry, non-combat soldiers, staff, and other rear-echelon or support units.[1] A related term is the acronym REMF, or "rear-echelon mother fracker".
 
2007-12-06 05:56:05 PM  
What an idiot.
 
2007-12-06 05:58:11 PM  
fanbladesaresharp: IF it were pictures, that was damn fast of you. But you didn't put up one of Je Fah Fah. A Ha Ha.

I had it handy from a previous thread.

/I keel you!
 
2007-12-06 06:01:35 PM  
Gordon Bennett: He also has thearticle posted on a blog, with space for comments at this (plops) address.

It is the same piece, except slightly edited. It would appear that one of the entries in his list of new startups from the past year has mysteriously vanished down the memory hole.


Main article "fixed" as well. Methinks it was a ploy.
 
2007-12-06 06:03:36 PM  
Well, all of the meaningful domain names are already taken.
Anyway, the real lame thing about these websites with silly names is that even after you check out the website, you *still* don't understand what it's for, or you just don't care.
 
2007-12-06 06:03:45 PM  
DaSwankOne:I want to say that 1992 is about right for the web in its current form (HTML or code based browsers and such). Before that we had BBS and other offerings you could get by news service or logging onto a server, but the first "Page Links" did not happen until the early 1990's.


You seem to be confusing "the web" with "the Internet".

 
2007-12-06 06:04:03 PM  
Has anyone checked this "Fark" site out?
if so, what or who is it?
 
2007-12-06 06:05:05 PM  
tried to email him, got an auto reply saying he was going to the gym in 26 minutes.
 
2007-12-06 06:05:52 PM  
andrew131: Could it possibly be true? Has all wit and cleverness already dried up in the naming of Web sites, less than 15 years after the Internet was opened to the public?

I'm pretty sure I've been on the internet for a little longer.


IXI Jim IXI: If that's the impression you got, you didn't read the post you replied to...

Not to harp on it, but until the early 1990's the public did not buy domain names. Like I said you no one bought a domain for a BBS or news server.
 
2007-12-06 06:08:25 PM  
ten thousand sexdecillion

/Not Obscure
//Its in TFA
 
2007-12-06 06:08:43 PM  
damiangerous: DaSwankOne:I want to say that 1992 is about right for the web in its current form (HTML or code based browsers and such). Before that we had BBS and other offerings you could get by news service or logging onto a server, but the first "Page Links" did not happen until the early 1990's.

You seem to be confusing "the web" with "the Internet".


Do you all understand what the InterNIC is and when it was launched. Sure there was an internet prior to this, but the public could not purchase a domain name.
 
2007-12-06 06:09:01 PM  
Offtopic, I'm sure, but I'd like to use this space to grumble about the Yulia Tymoschenko thread being spirited back to TotalFark.

Grumblegrumblegrumblegrumblegrumblegrumblegrumble.
 
2007-12-06 06:13:52 PM  
Ba weep gra na weep ninny bong
 
2007-12-06 06:14:05 PM  
You just didn't get the point did y'all. Basically its saying that legitimate website names like google are being lost to ridiculous names like fark. What a tragedy!
 
2007-12-06 06:18:32 PM  
Schagnasty: Pogue is an offensive military slang term used by front line troops to describe non-infantry, non-combat soldiers, staff, and other rear-echelon or support units.[1] A related term is the acronym REMF, or "rear-echelon mother fracker".

It's also the first word in an Irish phrase that translates to, "Kiss my ass." Sadly, it means "kiss."
 
2007-12-06 06:19:18 PM  
Google search trends regarding NYT versus meebo (new window)

He's just angry more people are searching for Meebo nowadays than his ever-so-precious NYT. Not to mention all the people that don't have to search for Meebo and just type it in. Sadly, no one searches for fark (I guess we all have it bookmarked or can type the four letters).

It'd be funny if Drew published his traffic logs. I bet more people get their news from fark than the NYT.
 
2007-12-06 06:20:07 PM  
I joined Fark in 2002... so... was that in late March of this year?

Also:

i199.photobucket.com
 
2007-12-06 06:20:59 PM  
DaSwankOne: Not to harp on it, but until the early 1990's the public did not buy domain names. Like I said you no one bought a domain for a BBS or news server.

I think you're missing what he was commenting on:

The internet was not opened to the public 15 years ago.
 
2007-12-06 06:23:32 PM  
What kind of a name is Pogue anyways?
 
2007-12-06 06:23:36 PM  
I liked the old York Times better. This new fangled paper won't last out the year.
 
2007-12-06 06:30:12 PM  
DaSwankOne: Do you all understand what the InterNIC is and when it was launched. Sure there was an internet prior to this, but the public could not purchase a domain name.


True, you couldn't buy one. They were assigned freely to your organization by IANA. What sort of bizarre criteria are you using in which purchasing of domain names is relevant to the existence of the internet? You seem to be confusing the mainstream adoption with the inception.


Also, "InterNIC" refers to a generic concept of network management. You're probably referring to NetSol's management of domain assignments, which didn't begin until around 1990 or so. Also pretty irrelevant as they simply were taking over management from SRI, who had managed in since the early 70's. I assure you that the internet complete with domain names was alive and well in the 80's

 
2007-12-06 06:32:08 PM  
meh... no comments section... He'd get baptized with a slew of insults.

And then Farkers would insult him.
 
2007-12-06 06:34:47 PM  
This article is going to get lots of page impressions thanks to all the Fark visitors, and the editor will think the author has written a great story... Duh!
 
2007-12-06 06:35:12 PM  
Ditto: acecold: zombo

What is this Zombo you speak of? Can it do anything?


The impossible is possible at Zombo.com
 
2007-12-06 06:38:28 PM  
FTFA: But here's a little wakeup call: People will learn to love your site's wacky name only if they fall in love with the site itself.

I love Fark.

There, I said it.

/Unrequited.
 
2007-12-06 06:40:26 PM  
Here at Luton it's a three-cornered fight between Alan Jones - Sensible Party, in the middle, Tarquin Fin- tim- lim- bim- whin- bim- lim- bus- stop- F'tang- F'tang- Olè- Biscuitbarrel - Silly Party, and Kevin Phillips-Bong, the Slightly Silly candidate.
 
2007-12-06 06:43:04 PM  
December 6th,
2007
6:33 pm

Many of you wrote: "Fark has been around a lot longer than a year."

My bad-apologies to Farkers everywhere. I've replaced it above with a younger silly name.

-Pogue

- Posted by David Pogue on his blog (linked above)
 
2007-12-06 06:44:03 PM  
mmm... pancake: Don't forget Spronkle


Sporkle?
 
2007-12-06 06:44:18 PM  
Just wrote David Pogue an email regarding FARK. Here is his response:

You're quite right--my bad. Fark is indeed nearly 10 years old. I've amended my blog post and left a note about it.

Thanks for the heads up!

-dp
 
2007-12-06 06:46:04 PM  
Pogue apologizes to all farkers everywhere and says he replaced Fark in the article online.
 
2007-12-06 06:46:48 PM  
klaatu barada nikto
 
2007-12-06 06:50:23 PM  
tartugas: Pogue apologizes to all farkers everywhere and says he replaced Fark in the article online.

tartugas: Pogue apologizes to all farkers everywhere and says he replaced Fark in the article online.

Fark doesn't forgive.

And Fark doesn't forget.
 
2007-12-06 06:50:58 PM  
(and I don't know why I quoted that twice)

/still showing up in the article when I call it up, though
 
2007-12-06 06:51:07 PM  
Something's got the nerds all riled up.
 
2007-12-06 06:51:25 PM  
neongoats: Fark: clearly a flash in the pan website by 20 something webtrepreneurs.

/feels dirty for using the word webtrepreneur
//I'll get over it.


It's better thna "e-tailers"
 
2007-12-06 06:52:34 PM  
Raptor Jesus: It's better thna "e-tailers"

Nothing sucks more than "blogosphere"
 
2007-12-06 06:54:35 PM  
whoa, sounds like web 2.0 is just all over this guy's lawn.
 
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