September 10th, 2006


The Things That Rock

I’m tired of hearing about things people hate on the Internet. I realize the hypocrisy of this statement, but I’m not going to waste your time linking to shit I don’t like, asking you to go there and agree with me that it’s shit.

This isn’t to say that I don’t appreciate a heads up about what not to spend my money on, the books, movies and any other cash eaters that just aren’t worth it. However, most websites are free. Visiting a website neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. If I accidentally go someplace that sucks, I don’t loose all that much. Mental scarring, maybe, but that’s the extent of it.

I don’t think that anyone is actully interested in what is terrible. Notice that a “Directory of Wonderful Things” is popular, not a “Directory of Terrible Things.” The Internet is huge. It’s big and it’s mostly free and there are lots of amazing things on it. Why bother talking about the terrible things?

Sites grow in popularity though being networked with other sites. Linking to an awful website just brings it traffic. I know it’s easier to say negative things than positive, but the positive is really more worthwhile.* Telling me about something that sucks on the Internet is like telling me that the earth is round. I’m already aware that there is crap on the Internet. Lets not waste our time with it. Lets talk about what rocks.

*Again, I'm aware of the hypocrisy!