too many words by laura lemay

a note on links & Ikea rant

I had some angst earlier this week because I realized the funny ikea thing I had linked to had shown up on every single blog on the entire internet. Not because of me, of course, but because I’m linked into the same blog networks that everyone else is and these things come in waves. Ack! I thought. My blog is just like every other blog out there! Why read me when you can just read boing boing?

But I realized that I used to have a mailing list of all my friends and I sent them stuff that was going around on the net all the time. And it was fine. Funny how blogs — because you want to attract readers with something New! Different! Cool! feel so different from that.

At any rate I’ve decided I’m going to continue posting cool links even if they are on boing boing. So there. And ironically this one is about Ikea again — its [a defense of Ikea and Starbucks]( “v-2 Organisation news Ikeaphobia and its discontents”) that is lovely and catty.