Dan Connolly wrote:
> Sally and Rohit,
> I just bust a gut over this one...
> by Eric Raymond, editor of the hacker's dictionary:
> You Know You're In Style Hell When You See...
> angst and pretentiousness
> We were originally going to vent our spleen at black backgrounds,
> until we realized that black is not the problem. It's the three
> overlapping populations of losers that compose 99% of the black
> backgrounds on the Web that are the problem. These are (a)
> cooler-than-thou art fags, (b) angst-ridden adolescents, and (c) the
> kind of coffeehouse trendoids who actually believe subscribing to
> Wired makes them hip. Clue: angst and pretentiousness are
> boring. People who spew bad poetry and/or make a fetish of writing in
> all-smalls and/or traffic in fuzzy images of mediocre avant-garde art
> should slit their wrists or join a commune or do anything else that
> will keep their self-indulgent sludge off the Web.