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4/21/2006
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David  DeJean
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If You Can't Say Something Nice About Steve Ballmer, Come Sit By Me

In my ceaseless search for Truth and Enlightenment that I can pass on to you I look at a lot of Web sites and blogs. I totally revere folks like John Perry Barlow and Dave Winer who think deeply and independently about computing, and nerds like Fred Langa and Steve Gibson absolutely who understand this stuff. But I have to admit to a secret vice: gossip. I love gossip. But satisfying dish about the high-tech world can be hard to find. Well, I just found some. A lot, in fact.

In my ceaseless search for Truth and Enlightenment that I can pass on to you I look at a lot of Web sites and blogs. I totally revere folks like John Perry Barlow and Dave Winer who think deeply and independently about computing, and nerds like Fred Langa and Steve Gibson absolutely who understand this stuff. But I have to admit to a secret vice: gossip. I love gossip. But satisfying dish about the high-tech world can be hard to find. Well, I just found some. A lot, in fact.I don't really care about celebrities like Tom Cruise and Jessica and Nick. What I want to read is the real dope on the celebrities of Planet Geek. When Steve Ballmer throws a chair I'm in heaven. Especially if the write-up drips with sarcasm.

So check out valleywag.com.

I'm a little late to this snidefest (valleywag was launched by the Gawker Media . . . uh, would you call that a team, a fester, what? . . . on Feb. 2), but better late than never. Check it out. It's a hoot. Or a poot, or whatever. I won't even attempt to convey the flavor of the site (although "Acrid, with notes of fetor and decay and an aftertaste like a rash on your tongue" comes to mind). Start with Chinese president visits Microsoft. Great Steve Ballmer photo caption.

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