Soliciting public feedback from me

Lately, my inbox has started to fill with requests for me making public feedback on Web 2.0 and mobile services. Whether this is a function of what I write on this blog, if it is a function of the readership of this blog, where I work or something entirely else, I have one simple response:
I will not pursue or even evaluate services and businesses when people solicit feedback from me, nor will I give any plugs on any service. If someone has something interesting they think I should see, that is in direct relation to something I’ve written before, meaning it has to reference one or more specific entries on this blog, I may take a look at the service, but I more often than not will likely choose _not_ to write about it.
That was my guarantee, the one that never went public. The one I just made public has one addition: Under any circumstance, I will not look at, evaluate, endorse or mention any services that exist on the .mobi TLD. I believe .mobi to be directly harmful to device interoperability, further it is directly harmful to an open and unified web, and if I was dictator of the Internet, I would wipe .mobi off the map, along with a few of the other new TLDs. For the sake of the FSM, the .xxx TLD makes about a million times more sense than the walled-garden web of .mobi.
It is a direct result of me being in a particular good mood that I don’t disclose the name of the company of the last mail with such an ‘offer’ I got today, that was written in _Comic Sans_ nontheless. I’m not suspective to be a promo engine for anyone, I think .mobi should die, and everytime you use Comic Sans, god kills a kitten.
Thank you for listening.

2 Comments

  1. Arve can you please push this incredible image manipulation suite?
    http://annevankesteren.nl/2006/08-paintr21
    This one saved me from hours and hours with headacd working on making cool logos using the Gimp
    Thx

  2. santa@nortpole.mobi

     /  2007-02-11

    XXX domain does not make any more sense, as it would have been direct instrument in the elimination of pr0n on the net; a great tool in the hands of the Religious.
    Speaking of religion, which god did you mean, by the way? Sauron the Great will suffer no rival!