November 08, 2003

Slashdot Respect

I got an excellent, front page, mention in Friday's Slashdot article on Belkin Routers Route Users to Censorware Ad:

Incidentally, the Crystal Ball Award goes to Seth Finkelstein, who in 2001 quoted John Gilmore's famous aphorism about the internet, and asked "What if censorship is in the router?"

That's a link to my EFF Pioneer Award speech / essay. Very nice. Support.

Now, I don't know whether this is significant as a harbinger of things to come, or merely a special favor which won't be repeated. I wish I knew the deeper meaning of it.

Adding to stir the pot, there's a rumor going around in Slashdot troll-land (the underground of score-of-minus-one comments), that Michael Sims has been fired as a Slashdot "editor". (I found this out because, again, I got a bunch of hits to my website from people searching about Michael Sims - when that happens, I always know that something's up at Slashdot, it's a very reliable indicator). I tend to think it's not true, because if it ever did happen, the shouts of "And there was much rejoicing" will be heard much further than the dank troll habitats (believe me, I am not the only person who has cause here). But if anyone who might read this can authoritatively confirm or deny the rumor, I'd really like to know. It has relevance beyond my own curiosity.

Update 11/10: A source says there is no truth to the rumor :-(.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in activism | on November 08, 2003 11:58 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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"I dunno," CmdrTaco said to me. "I'm into some pretty kinky shit."

"That's okay, I can handle it," I told him. "As long as it involved me coming in, on, or around you - you sexy, flabby, pale hunk of bloated man, you." How bad could it be? I had done it all - S&M, fecal, you name it.

But nothing could have prepared me for the horrors I experienced that night. I mean, there's kink and then there's kink. He actually removed the uterus from a freshly-killed cow and shoved it up his ass. Then he made me suck off a young black man and snowball the spooge into his anus.

The cow uterus became impregnated. Nine months later Cmdr Taco gave anal birth to a black half-man, half-cow. He named it Michael Sims and gave it a job at Slashdot.

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