I dunno how accurate this is, but I once heard that Kung Fu isn’t about throwing punches, like an offensive martial art such as Tae Kwon Do. Rather, Kung Fu uses the attacker’s moves against him/her, drawing a thrown punch in and using the momentum to throw the attacker off balance.
In my thread on Microsoft Bing and (do no evil, ha!) Google aggregating all of its products into a big data suck, Mark L alluded to an idea I’ve already been forming. If we can’t hide, then throw them off balance by giving them what they want – data. Lots of yummy, gooey data. Silly data. Inaccurate data. Make shit up. In honor of the Leap Day, I am re-joining Facebook, but this time my profile will reflect that I live in London and design jet skis for a living.
Actually, Kung Fu is a poor analogy, especially for a child of the Cold War. What I really mean is that Middlerage is setting up a Ministry of Disinformation. If I had the appropriate entrepreneurial spirit (I don’t) this could be a business!
Time to start searching for information on Rolex watches, battling Tse-Tse flies, Haitian lesbian genre fiction, and camel training. And I need to send off for catalogs. Smiley needs catalogs.