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dack kills his blog
May 21, 2001 5:17 AM   Subscribe

dack kills his blog
". I want to spend more time making short films, playing golf, and reading books. But what I really want to do is make computers, and specifically the Web, a much smaller part of my life."
I guess there's no enjoyment left in poking fun at dot.com vanity in this day and age...
posted by lagado (23 comments total)

 
Oh he'll be back. True bloggers have a vanity streak a mile wide. He'll get lonesome when he doesn't have people e-mailing him every day commenting on his thoughts. Unless he's shaved his head and is on the next airplane to Tibet, he'll be back.
posted by fleener at 5:54 AM on May 21, 2001


well damn. i was just there last night...
posted by lotsofno at 5:58 AM on May 21, 2001


Hey, I have an idea for a new site. Fucked Blog. Yes, it's Fucked Company but geared towards bloggers. Whaddaya think?
posted by hijinx at 6:20 AM on May 21, 2001


Just like Michael Jordan,
he'll learn its no fun playing
baseball in the minor leauges

he'll be back.
posted by brucec at 6:57 AM on May 21, 2001


So, was there ever really a Dack at all?
posted by darukaru at 7:10 AM on May 21, 2001


Well you can't expect a popular blog to buck a growing trend now can you?
posted by justgary at 7:15 AM on May 21, 2001


good for him. people should do that periodically with every facet of their lives.
posted by xammerboy at 7:19 AM on May 21, 2001


"Oh he'll be back. True bloggers have a vanity streak a mile wide. "

I resent that. My blogging vanity streak is at least two miles wide. :D
posted by brownpau at 7:21 AM on May 21, 2001


now that the blog has caught on, ex-bloggers are secretly congregating and planning for the next big stage of internet mind control. dack and lance arthur and ben brown and anil dash or in a secret base in seattle as we speak, preparing to take over the world.
posted by dogmatic at 7:54 AM on May 21, 2001


see.... i told you golf was evil.
posted by heather at 8:02 AM on May 21, 2001


Stewart seems to have killed his, too.

The web gets disheartening. As does it all...
posted by pixelbaby at 8:47 AM on May 21, 2001


No offense to Dack, but I'm mourning Stewart's disappearance...

On the other hand, I get to be mentioned in the same sentence with Lance. How cool is that?
posted by anildash at 8:51 AM on May 21, 2001


Dack was the first weblog I followed daily. Some friend told me to check out the web economy bullshit generator, and I found Dack's commentary and topics varied and funny. Sorry to see it go. I guess I'll have to work another couple minutes a day instead of checking him out.

Thanks, Dack. Fairways and greens, buddy.
posted by msacheson at 8:57 AM on May 21, 2001


What about a meta-suck list in memoriam?
posted by leafy at 9:00 AM on May 21, 2001


There will be plenty of new excellent bloggers coming along to replace the retiring ones. Perhaps the A-list (there is no A-listâ„¢) won't notice them for a long time, but others will.
posted by aaron at 9:49 AM on May 21, 2001


Good idea, leafy!

http://www.metasuck.com is available. It could have the same format as MetaFilter and be like Dack's Suck List 2001 page. I always thought that could be a self-functioning organism (and of course, with a proprietor who wants to sacrifice all his personal time like mathowie).
posted by timothompson at 10:29 AM on May 21, 2001


shameless plug:
now that he's gone there's room for me! (and others too)
posted by cfeit at 5:29 PM on May 21, 2001


shameless plug:

I'm still pissed off at the Taliban in Afghanistan for destroying the world's tallest statue of Buddha. I have a reactionary piece in my head that I want to make into a Flash file, but it's not quite ready yet.

I guess you haven't heard yet, cfeit, that Flash is Evil.
posted by lagado at 7:09 PM on May 21, 2001


I thought the sucklist was so funny. Dack has a really interesting take on life and taught me a lot. Sad to see you go, mate.
Metasuck.com is a great idea, but who would run it?
posted by flowerdale at 7:12 PM on May 21, 2001


Another hat-tip for Stewart. He's given us great things. Looking forward to seeing what comes 'later in 2001'.

(And I wouldn't worry about those 'I could have done a PhD by now' feelings, Stweart. Either way, it's three years of reading and sitting in front of a computer...)
posted by rory at 8:47 PM on May 21, 2001


(Ahem. You shouldn't worry either, Stewart. And that Stweart guy can look after himself.)
posted by rory at 8:49 PM on May 21, 2001


He'll get lonesome when he doesn't have people e-mailing him every day commenting on his thoughts.

True bloggers have people e-mailing them every day? Hot damn...

(Hey, and as we all now know: false bloggers do too!)
posted by rory at 8:52 PM on May 21, 2001


You people get mail every day?

Hmmm... I guess maybe it *is* just me.

Damn, these worms are tasty...
posted by baylink at 12:28 PM on May 22, 2001


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