Tumblr is to Imagery as del.icio.us is to URLs

4th April 2007 @ 10:39 pm
croutons, sxsw, tumblr, Links and del.icio.us
In his now-famous style of ranting at SXSW this year, Bruce Sterling berated the incessant flows of information on the web, saying it's, "like watching you get beaten to death with croutons".

I'm inclined to agree that sometimes it can all be a bit much. But I also don't care - I've got a lot of personal enjoyment and utility out of posting links to del.icio.us, and it seems like a lot of other people get value from reading them - either directly, or on aggregate.

I've been trying out Tumblr recently and I'm thrilled that it's allowing me to do the same thing but with images and videos, and the occasional quote. It's a very free and easy way to keep track of things I think are noteworthy. It turns out I don't want to find most of these things again, so the lack of tags and other things is fine - a blessing, even. If you're the kind of person who likes a steady stream of croutons, feel free to read along at randometc.tumblr.com.

When life gives you lemons, suck 'em, honestly, lemons taste awesome. When the web gives you croutons - feast!