Rant: Death of the Internet:
While most of you haven't realized it, the Internet has died.
Sure, the data keeps flowing, but the heart stopped several month back when the money dried up. Yes, I will keep going
cause that's just me, being stubborn as usual. But sadly, one of my favorite game reviewers (well, sort of game reviewer),
has had his column terminated by GameSpot (and yes, I'm referring to Mark Asher).
It seems that the internet exploded in 1995, everything started having a .com in it's title, and then in mid
to late 2000 it happened. The Y2K bug. And no, not the bug everyone was expecting. In fact, the bug didn't
happen, it in fact died. That little bug in people's head that said "Internet Equals Money". And with
that, the bubble burst, the market dropped.
And the consequences? Well, the word "Content" is now considered a dirty word on the internet. Owning a content
site means severely reduced revenues. I've seen portal after portal die, news services cut personal or even shut
down completely. The internet is shrinking, and the empty space is being filled by spam and spyware. Freedom
is squashed by ridicules patents and legal decrees.
So have a good day!