On hearing about the death of google reader, Pete, piqueful, once again resigned from blogging.
Pete has resigned from blogging a number of times over the years, usually when he didn’t receive a satisfactory number of comments on one of his posts. This despite his oft-repeated claim that he was only writing for himself anyway.
My sorry role each time has been to drag him back to the coalface and insist that he write. WRITE, DAMN YOU, I would cry. YOU ARE AND ALWAYS WILL BE FUNNY FUNNY PETE DOT NU.
The death of google reader was the final straw. I actually had to go and get a pram for him to throw his toys out of. Later I gave it back to the child, without the toys. This was not our own child, who is now six and does not have a pram, despite having many many toys.
Patiently, I explained to him the following equation:
RSS = death of blogging;
Death of google reader = death of death of blogging.