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snarky much?

This is why I shouldn't send email after 10pm:

    Q: From your perspective, what do you like least about the new media industry at present?

    A: You mean, besides the fact that me and all of my friends are out of work?

{ 9:20pm }



» Hey, you're frustrated and a little pissed off. Sometimes it's best when you say what you feel. Also, it doesn't sink the overall tone of the interview. No worries, mate!

christopher  { 1.15.02 @ 9:28am }

» go and get a job at mcdonalds and quit complaining to your legion of loyal lackey's.

– antonin artaud  { 1.15.02 @ 10:00am }

» Hear that, folks? We're legion!

Except for "Antonin" there. "He" is just a putz who knows a famous poet's name, but not how to use an apostrophe. ("He" is also logging in from in the UK. I bet they have an abuse email address.)

I've said it before, but I'll repeat it for the slower kids: If you don't like what I write, go away.

Derek M. Powazek  { 1.15.02 @ 10:37am }

» I like it. It's straight out honest!

meryl  { 1.15.02 @ 11:11am }

» Have you considered moving away from the west coast? Texas and the NE still have a crap load of NM jobs.

Dan  { 1.15.02 @ 4:10pm }

» We're legion? Like the Roman Army?Heh.

tomcosgrave  { 1.15.02 @ 6:10pm }

» I thought your response was witty, Derek. I laughed out loud. Send more email at 10PM!

Aaron  { 1.15.02 @ 8:27pm }

» OK, you can be snarky to others, but if anyone comes here and posts with the least bit of attitude, s/he is admonished to "be nice."

Can dish it out but not take it, eh?

– mjj  { 1.15.02 @ 11:35pm }

» mjj - In case you missed the point, I was calling myself snarky for what I wrote in my SXSW interview. And, yes, I can be quite snarky. Especially to people who post by faking an email address, taking someone else's name, and then posting something rude. I reserve the right to snark at those people.

And one more thing, while we're at it. See that name up there? That would be my name. The difference between you and me, well, one of the many differences, is that this is my site, so I get to say whatever I want. You, however, do not. But don't fret! There is a place where you can say whatever you want: It's called your site. So let's make a deal. I won't tell you what to do with your site, if you pay me the same respect.

Derek M. Powazek  { 1.15.02 @ 11:52pm }

» I love it when Derek gets cheeky!

dangerman  { 1.16.02 @ 5:47am }

» hey deeco,

– antonine asscrunch  { 1.16.02 @ 3:11pm }

» In response to what 'antonin artaud' said above...

The problem with getting to know what the Internet has to offer and what you can actually do with and for it is amazingly addictive.

There's nothing wrong with working at mcdonalds but I could never work there because I wouldn't be doing what I loved.

I just got laid off from a web development firm and sadly enough there is nowhere for me to go around the Holland, MI area. I would like to keep working but I just need to stay in web development because it's what gives me life.

Sometimes that's all you need - something that gives you true happiness and the rest will come -- sometimes slow, sometimes fast.

Aaron Schaap  { 1.17.02 @ 9:27pm }

» Good response. The presence of, what must have been, a whip-like response time is tangible. Maybe not the detailed commentary the interviewer was expecting, but at the same time such a sharp and blunt (oxymoronically) response speaks volumes more than a level-headed analysis of the topic ever could.

Also a response mirrored by almost every new media developer in the business. You get clear points for empathy.

14 months ago I had so much work I was freelancing 80 hours a week for four clients simultaneously. The industry has fallen out from under us...

"The bridge cracked. Right at the Balrog's feet it broke, and the stone upon which it stood crashed into the gulf, while the rest remained, poised, quivering like a tongue of rock thrust out into emptiness."

David Woods (LuxFX)  { 1.18.02 @ 7:39am }


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