So. Yahoo! bought Tumblr.
I have to say, I am at a stage in my life where news like this is a lot more back-burner than I would say it ordinarily has been for me. I mean, here is a service, or product, of network, or whatever the hell Tumblr is, that I use and (illogically) feel tremendously fond of, that has been snapped up, seemingly, by a company whose name has not been a watchword for hip or savvy for quite some time, to my knowledge. (Believe me, I have tried a lot over the past two years to put words together on the topic of Tumblr and the place it holds in my digital life. So far I have achieved nothing coherent, but that doesn’t seem to be stopping me from trying again now.) I should be terrified, or outraged, or at least voluble on this topic, right?
Instead, it feels like a big whatever to me. I’m not going to get all pompous that it is some sort of parent thing, that nothing is as important as my kids and their day-to-day travails, and all these corporate machinations pale to translucence before the passion-filled import of my daily life. I mean, all that is pretty true, but I think we can agree that it is not my style to say such things.
In 3D, of course.(via wilwheaton)