jonjonz commented on the word assuage
Looks good, sounds good, and has a good effect or result. Should be a great brand name, if joe sixpack can get past the initial obvious crudity. "Assuage, because you care..."
December 2, 2006
jonjonz commented on the word blog
This word is an abomination. It sounds like someone took a long, painfull, smelly, and uncomfortable dump and left the results with misplaced pride for others to revile. The use of this word marks the user as pretentious, shallow and most of all vain. "Vanity Press" is more accurate. Most people who use the word cannot explain the difference between a web page created using CMS, or hand coded. I am sure William Shakespeare would never stoop to coming within 10 feet of anything with such an abhorrent perversion of the language.
jonjonz commented on the word strategic warfare
Stratigic warfar means one attacks and destroys the innocent people of the other side, thereby removing this base of civilization from which the enemy war machine is built apon. This is just as morally reprehensible as destroying democracy in order to 'fight' terrorism. It is the method of warfare used by the United States for the last 200 years, and is why many veterans are so reluctant to talk about 'what they did in the war.'
jonjonz commented on the word podcast
Marketings greatest triumph of hype over reality. If you said you were going to record your musings on a cassette recorder and distribute copies to all your friends and strangers at the Mall, most people would instantly label you as a flake, and run the other way. So along comes a snake oil salesman, looking for new and better ways to sell his snake oil. His latest snake oil is the cassette/boombox/transistor radio/ of the millenium that performs the same function, but is guarenteed to wear out quickly and is sure to destroy any purchased music product with it. Mr. Snake oil takes the catchy sub literate name 'pod' and sticks it together with casting, like from broadcasting, and voila, a true abomination is born. The simple fact is that this fad will pass, and those hours of 'casts' will thankfully disapear along with thier authors fantasies of talent.