5k site debuts
December 9, 2000 9:43 AM   Subscribe

5k site debuts...and it's awesome. Stewart, Eric and Matt have obviously collaborated well on this project.
It really whets my appetite for the TicketStubs site, which I'm really looking forward to, aren't you?
posted by williamtry (7 comments total)
the 5k site is really great and all, but why must everybody, everywhere these days attmpt to write in dave eggers' voice?
posted by palegirl at 11:46 AM on December 9, 2000

Yeah, that one became a bit annoying while reading the whole text.
posted by kchristidis at 12:58 PM on December 9, 2000

Pfffh. How dare you. Dave doesn’t own, nor was he the first to use, conversational writing.
posted by capt.crackpipe at 3:32 PM on December 9, 2000

No, that's not nearly as bad as Mister Eggers's stijl. Not half.
posted by EngineBeak at 4:05 PM on December 9, 2000

I agree with palegirl. It's not conversational writing. It's conversational writing stylized in a really annoying way -- "registration and logins and such — that is not the good thing about websites. That is the bad thing." etc.
posted by lbergstr at 4:52 PM on December 9, 2000

Man, I can't believe you guys.

When we asked Dave to write that piece for us, we told him to not make it too obvious it was him writing, and I thought no one would ever recognize him! But you can't put anything over on this metafilter crowd.

Can anyone spot the bit on the site that we had Dave Winer write?
posted by ericost at 4:40 PM on December 10, 2000

I wish this thread wasn't dead already (I've been in offline and travelling for a little while) because I could have said something clever. But now I can't think of anything clever anyway. Except: "Oh yeah? Why don't you come over here and make fun of my Dave Eggers-like writing?"

I guess that wasn't very clever.
posted by sylloge at 12:55 PM on December 12, 2000

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