It’s another installment of the Reactionary Hurl, the series that makes useless comments about things you may or may not care one lick about. You are
encouraged implored to take part by commenting, sending us tips, and spreading the word. It’s cold outside. Let’s see, we have some photography (design, really), web apps, light bulbs, Scoble (not really, but sorta), people who need to learn English, and bike nerd stuff. Pass it down.
- So this is Extreme Storytelling? The site is interesting, and the idea behind what this guy did is pretty cool and new, but why is it that every time someone uses “extreme” to describe something, that something is unwieldy as hell and kind of a visual mess? Fluid? Yes. Easy to figure out what the hell is happening? Not even close. (BuzzMachine)
- Best web apps of 2007. In this time of lists, this list is probably the best of all. Mostly that’s because I use several of these apps. Zoho is the one I wish I used more. Unfortunately, I don’t. (Lifehacker)
- Incandescent bulb ban coming? I sure hope not. Not because I like incandescent bulbs better (I do), but really because the law should not be about the kind of bulb you’re using. It should be (if there needs to be any law at all) about efficiency. Incandescents are gaining in efficiency, and power consumption is the basis for any law, so let’s make a certain standard apply before we just outright ban types of light bulbs. (Digg)
- Nobody tell Scoble he failed. In all seriousness, it’s fine that bloggers and journalists have a hard time succeeding with startups. Guess who else does. Um, everyone. It’s not like bloggers and journalists are predisposed to suck at stuff, despite the obvious jokes. It’s that starting companies is hard and often fails. Big deal. (MediaShift)
- Oh, I don’t know. I thought it was funny. Funny that when scolding someone else to correctly use one of those confusing multiple possibility words in English, the scolder boffed it herself. That’s funny, right? Unfortunately, it becomes a “looking for mistakes” situation. Like I said, English is hard. If only someone around there had an advanced degree in teaching English, writing, or some other related field. (Reno and It’s Discontents, Ha!)
- Hey bike nerds, worship like the rest of us! Team Discovery’s crap is for sale on eBay. Get it while it’s still got juice. I kill me.(A Whole Lotta Nothing)
And just to be clear, please read the initial Reactionary Hurl so you can understand the context.