Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Kipple of the day: workgroups

Today marks the launch of the Media 2.0 Workgroup, following in the prestigious footsteps of such towering, industry-changing, juggernaut organisations as the Web 2.0 Workgroup. The members of such elite inner circles as as gods to us puny mortals, and through their shared workgroup activities they wield such fearsome collective power that entire countries are laid waste in their paths. They get so much WORK done, it's amazing! A little-known fact is that the real achievements on world peace are not being made in Davos, they're being nutted out over frappucinos and mocha lattes by our glorious workgroup leaders.

Some may say that workgroups such as this are an exact facsimile of what used to be called "web rings", but I think that's a mealy-mouthed, small-minded viewpoint. Others may estimate the serious usefulness of such organisations to have a half-life of about 2 weeks, until the mailing list peters out into gossip and petty squabbling. How cynical those doubters must be, I feel sorry for their souls. Some may go so far as to accuse Chris Saad of Touchstone of starting the Media 2.0 Workgroup as part of an agenda to astroturf 2.0 bloggers into treating his pet subject of attention with a level of respect which it surely does not merit. To those naysayers, I say nay! Chris is a fellow Aussie, and I would never suspect him of such base motives (not that I'd know him from Adam).

No, such criticisms are beneath any self-respecting blogger, and are fit only for the lowly troll. Membership of a workgroup confers a saintly quality not matched by any earthly honour, save perhaps beatification by old Pope Benny himself. I, for one, welcome our new media 2.0 overlords.

Blackballing bastards.


Blogger Jeneane Sessum said...

Dr. Kildare thinks you underestimate him.

7:25 am, January 30, 2007  
Blogger Paul Montgomery said...

Dr Kildare can kiss my web ring!

7:36 am, January 30, 2007  
Blogger Chris said...

Umm.. Thanks? I guess?

I can't work out if your calling me an evil mastermind or trying to take the devil's advocate role to quell any concern haha.

In any case - I have quoted and linked you for your effort.

Thanks for the mention Paul.

And BTW - that's not a nice way to talk to a lady - you should apologize to Jeneane (yes even though you were talking about an alter-ego)

11:20 am, January 30, 2007  
Blogger Paul Montgomery said...

Jeneane isn't actually Dr Kildare, she just plays him on TV. I wouldn't dream of saying any such thing to Jeneane.

11:23 am, January 30, 2007  

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