I'm sitting in the "media room" at Phil Sim's MediaConnect Forum in QLD (mostly because it has aircon and wireless). Around the table are a variety of Aussie tech journos, including Phil Sim, Mark Jones and Charles Wright and I'm listening to them talk about how all of the tech journos who blog should get together to game tech.memeorandum by writing posts and linking to each other. God they are a desperate bunch. This is how you KNOW they are worried about the rise of the blogosphere, despite their "the brand! the brand!" hyperbole. Now they are trying to get me involved in the game, claiming that because I am in the room I am also an honorary journalist. I assure them that I am no such thing. It's bad enough being married to a journalist and include some as my friends.... don't you know journalists are considered less trustworthy than car salesmen and politicians in most polls?
So anyway... if you see these guys popping up on tech.memeorandum, you know it's part of a grand scheme to flatter their already inflated egos. Uh oh, they are including Ben Barren, Darren Rowse, Duncan Riley, and Paul "I'm going to launch something someday" Montgomery.
Oh now they are ganging up on my buddy and the nicest guy in the world, Frank Arrigo. Watch our Frank. Charles is after you. What did you do to piss him off?
UPDATE: Charles and Mark posted that I "didnt get the joke" BUT I would like to point out that this post made it onto the front page of tech.memeorandum, as did their links to it, so I helped them achieve their objective. :-)