Friday, December 07, 2007

A Tale of Two Citidels

What do Microsoft's Windows Vista & Sony's Playstation 3 have in common? Probably the wish from both companies that they'd done a little more homework before releasing their wares. Now being sued for deceptive marketing, Vista cannot find it's way onto corporate desktops (EDS's new Dell lease machines were delivered with XP) let alone gain consumer acceptance. And Sony are currently running ads in US Today touting games for the supposedly outdated Playstation 2 as their latest model dies in the marketplace.

Monday, December 03, 2007

More Opinionated Posts

One leitmotif in the history of skating and the punk movement is the stark contrast between the real counter culture of the past and the pseudocounterculture of the present-a present where teenage rebellion is packaged and sold in a perpetual feedback loop of co-option and regurgitation. Youth movements are picked over the moment they surface, and everything is "edgy" and "extreme" to the point where these concepts have lost all their meaning. The quotes around those words tell the story, and the overwhelming mood around the adults who pander to young people is one of calculated cynicism and hypocrisy.

Jocko Weyland - The Answer is Never