April 18, 2008
gillmor gang joins the techcrunch network
So it looks like my friend, Steve Gillmor is working with Mike Arrington now. Jason Calacanis breaks the story, with the above cartoon on the blog post. The Gillmor Gang's new permanent home is here.]
Here's some exclusive news: after being offline for over a year in a legal dispute (can't get into details) the Gillmor Gang is back and is part of TechCrunch! Steve Gillmor is one of the most insightful minds in the technology space, and his "gang" is a free-form thought-fest that unpacks, repacks, and distracts memes faster than any other conversation out there.
Posted by hugh macleod at April 18, 2008 3:40 PM
This content is so much more meaningful than Twitter. Guess you figured that out long ago ...
What does "unpacks, repacks, and distracts memes" mean exactly?
What doesn't anyone speak the Queen's English anymore?
n. A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another.
It pretty obvious what the phrase means. They analyze digital culture, in an entertaining way.
WHY (not what) doesn't anyone speak the Queen's English anymore?
Because it's outdated, and it is much more fun to play with the rhythm, tempo, and phrasing with wording people can relate to.
The Idiots over at Podshow screwed the show over with their lawsuit. Adam Curry and his minions are all a bunch of idiots. I am sure we will hear more horror stories as time goes on and Podshow crumbles from within.
I so wanted to enjoy listening to this, be enlightened via some form of osmosis, but the one with Hugh sounded like a gang of bickering old farts whose social skills hadn't much progressed since science camp in 1964. Rest assured that Hugh's contribution was the least flatulent in the ten minutes I persevered with it, but I've seldom been so disappointed with such a heavily trailed podcast and with so many big hitters on board.
Hey Hugh = love the canvas idea - that would take you ages but it's certainly unique... I've been hanging out here with a few architects who have quirky houses and they all love your stuff... !
Just got shown your page and felt the burning need to say hello! Aren't little drawings on office essentials the future?