Sunday, June 12, 2005

WhenDidSpaces BecomeSoUnfashionable?

Sunday, June 12, 2005

With so many blogs, forums and web sites all linking to and discussing the same online content, annoying fads permeate the intehweb (see, there's one right there) like wildfire.

"All your base are belong to us", that's another one. Enough said.

How about, "Google is your friend"? I'm fond of it to, but stop parroting that asinine, goofy line!

Goatse - I'm certainly not linking to that one! My poor, brittle mind is damaged enough from my first encounter.

What was that site which let you create your own subtitled, Middle Eastern, mini movies and share them with the world? It was created by one of the big soft drinks companies. Ah wait, I enjoyed that one. Scratch that.

Moving along sheepishly then, the latest craze seems to be to eliminate as many spaces as possible from application and web site titles, trade names, tech terms, online monikers and so on, ad nauseum.

I can see how this might be useful if the merging of words results in the creation of unique, search engine friendly neologisms, but where do you draw the line? Now it's just getting silly - people everywhere are committing space genocide in the belief that it's somehow trendy and cool to litter their prose with chunked words and phrases. Take TiddlyWiki for example (intriguing concept by the way guys). I don't just mean the site's name - that's just the tip of the spaceist iceberg! It appears that three quarters of the content has been purged of text spacing.

There are organisations responsible for representing the interests of ethnic minorities, fat people, thin people, gay people, disabled people, you name it, but who's looking out for the poor, downtrodden space?

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