Within the last 24 hours two friends and fellow “tech bloggers” John C. Welch and Harry Marks have written posts contemplating new directions for their respective blogs. Both have, in their own way, grown weary of swimming in the rumor and vitriol filled waters that now epitomize tech blogging and Apple blogging in particular.
I have to say, I agree one hundred fucking percent. The few remaining readers here can’t have failed to notice the drastic reduction in posts over the last year. The simple truth is, the thought of writing another “take-down” of some other bloggers dumb-shit opinion now leaves me sick to my stomach. The fact is, those of us who tried to shout down the rising tide of fucktardery were about as successful as King Cnut’s attempt to command the waves. The rumormongers and financial bloggers and gadget obsessed hipsters won. Oh well, c’est la vie.
So, what does that mean for The Angry Drunk? Pretty much nothing. This has always been, and will always be my personal blog. I don’t regret my foray into pseudo-Gruberian punditry, but I wash my hands of it. I may still write up a “take-down” of an especially egregious bit of twattery from time to time but for the most part I’ll leave that to people with more time and less booze on their hands. I might increase my political writing - something I’ve wanted to do for some time. Whatever I do, The Angry Drunk will remain my personal soap-box.
At any rate, I figured the last hold-outs here deserved to know what was up.