I’ve Been MacSurfer’d!


It seems that my last post about the beginning of the end for the Mac OS struck a definite chord with Apple fanatics. But I’ll let you in on a little secret: I had some help in getting word out…

The Slashdot effect, also known as being Slashdotted or Dugg, refers simply to a smaller website like mine being linked to by a much bigger one. The huge surge in hits can put a strain on the servers hosting the smaller site, and in some cases can actually bring it down!

Thankfully that didn’t happen here, but after posting my Mac doomsday scenario yesterday I decided on a whim to cut and paste a link with text into an email and send it to the weekday editor at MacSurfer, a popular portal for Mac-related news. And lo and behold a half-hour later I was listed and the comments started flooding in.

Along with the feedback there’s also been a healthy does of comment spam. My personal favourite so far has been from Frank McDermott, whose entire comment was this:

“Have you seen Chicken Little?”



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