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dvorak poons the blogosphere

jim moore coined the phrase "pooning in the blogosphere" in reference to andrew orlowski :

"In Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash, the ever energized 15-year-old hero and woman/girl Y.T. surfs the highways as a skateboard-riding courier. She propels herself by "pooning" speeding cars. Her poon is a powerful magnet slung at passing autos. When her poon hits the steel sides of a car and sticks, the attached cable pulls taut and off Y.T. goes! Wild ride, with little energy expended by Y.T. Hot transport!

Andrew Orlowski has perfected "pooning in the blogosphere." He picks a speeding target, such as BloggerCon or The Second SuperPower Rears Its Beautiful Head, writes a "poon" in the form of a flame attached to the rising web topic, and off he goes pulled along by another's efforts."

i think john dvorak's latest bit on blogging might just qualify for him for the "poon of the year" award, although i'm sure that orlowski has a few more tricks up his sleeve.

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11/25/2003 10:40:00 PM 0 comments


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