netdud (netdud) wrote,
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More Inflammatory Statements


1) Long-distance travel in North America is awful.
1a) The situation would probably improve if a major US airline went broke.
1b) The situation would definitely improve if the purpose of rail travel in North America was something other than quaint entertainment.

2) Any writing that makes it obvious that the writer is trying to be "artistic" or "writerly" sucks.
2a) If the topic is sports, this effect is multiplied a hundredfold.
2b) This fact does nothing to dissuade sports writers from trying to be artistic.
2c) Which is why pretty much all sports writing sucks.

3) There is always a limit on available bandwidth.
3a) There is more to any problem than simply how much raw bandwidth is available in a best-case scenario.
3b) Everyone wants more bandwidth, whether they will use it or not.
3c) It's easy to apply a quantitative metric to an isolated qualitative experience.
3d) It's a mistake to assume that simply making the numbers in that quantitative metric bigger will make the experience better.
3e) A lot of technology marketing is based on getting you to make that mistake.

4) Spam sez "Don't be bitch, answer"
Tags: .5 over clever, extremely unpopular
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