Adopt-a-blog #9 Boing Boing
It has been
nearly 3 years since I have started reading Boing Boing and I am perfectly
happy to watch a few more go by while I continue to read it.
forwarded a story that featured on the blog, and since then I have been pretty
much hooked into the varied stories and insights offered on a daily basis!
Boing Boing refers to itself as “adirectory of wonderful things"; but it is hard to describe this blog to a
person who is not familiar the phenomenon that is Boing Boing, but I will give it
my best shot:
from Steampunk designs
through humorous articles to the loss of freedoms brought
on by Government reactions to the threat of terrorism; while still managing to
maintain a feeling that all these topics belong in one place.
It feels like I have gone out my best mates (who
I would like to call intellectual), spent the night around a table, had way too
much talkative-juice, discussed stories we have heard, attempted to solve the
world’s problems and someone was taking minutes.
started life out as a zine way back in ’88, Boing Boing does carry a lot of
tradition and is often credited as having had an influence in the
development of the cyberpunk subculture.
The site has now grown to include:
Boing Boing Gadgets, a showcase for new and exciting tech.
Boing Boing T.V, an online collection of video segments.
Offworld, an area dedicated to all things interesting that happen in the gaming