Hi! My name is Cédric Bozzi, I make websites and iOS apps, and this is my blog about technology (mostly a Twitter archive, really).

27 April 2005

It’s A Whole New (No It’s Not) Internet [via], about the It’s a Whole New Internet essay that’s been seen on every blog for a week:

The most retarded sentence in it is: “Curious, inventive people are making cool stuff again.” Um, hello? WTF? “Again”? I really don’t know how to respond to that other than to feel really insulted and feel like anything people made three or four years ago was somehow “boring” because there wasn’t any money attached to it. […]

I hate the equation that $1 million in funding == EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES. It’s how you fools lathered yourselves into the last bubble.

This is exactly what I thought the minute I read the essay: the fools are gonna play the whole bubble burst routine all over again. I hadn’t posted about it because I thought it was so obvious… and then I couldn’t believe how many blogs were ecstatic about this whole new vision of the web. Maybe because each of these bloggers is secretly hoping to be the one cashing in on the million of dollars that’ll fall from the sky this time around?

But I won’t only be criticizing tonight: sure, it’s frightening to see this article praised everywhere, but it made me discover Consumating, a very interesting personals site, very… very 2005, actually, that inspired me to get back to work on gayattitude. That’s the site I secretly hope we’ll manage to trade for big bucks when the second dot-com craze is at its peak — but, unlike others, that doesn’t cloud my judgment.

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