Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Mar 2012 15:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I'm currently reading Jerry Kaplan's excellent book "Startup: a Silicon Valley adventure". In this book, Kaplan, founder and CEO of GO Corp., details the founding, financing and eventual demise of his highly innovative company, including the development and workings of their product. What's so surprising about this book is just how timeless it really is - the names and products may have changed, but the business practices and company attitudes surely haven't.
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Too much bold text
by Neolander on Sun 25th Mar 2012 18:16 UTC
Neolander
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2010-03-08

When people start to put random words in bold in order to make a point, you know that something has went wrong in a comment section.

Bold is the new caps.

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RE: Too much bold text
by danger_nakamura on Tue 27th Mar 2012 18:17 in reply to "Too much bold text"
danger_nakamura Member since:
2011-06-21

I don't understand your point? How else can one place emphasis on important concepts in a discussion?!? Would it suit you if we just italicized the key concepts in order to better highlight them?

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RE[2]: Too much bold text
by Neolander on Tue 27th Mar 2012 20:06 in reply to "RE: Too much bold text"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Don't know if ironic or not, because I'm a bit tired right now, so...

Emphasis in itself is not bad, when used parsimoniously. And bold is not a bad marker of emphasis either. But when every member of a discussion starts to feel a need to put emphasis on the central parts of his post, which also tend to be the most aggressive ones, it starts to feel like the rich text equivalent of a crowd of people yelling at each other, more than a reasoned discussion.

Edited 2012-03-27 20:11 UTC

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