25 March 2006

Not Your Average Animal Farm

And talking of the commons, I was pleased to find that the Pinko Marketing Manifesto has acquired the tag "commons-based unmarketing" (and it's a wiki).

This site is nothing if not gutsy. Not content with promoting something proudly flying the Pinko flag (in America?), it is happy to make an explicit connection with another, rather more famous manifesto (and no, we're not talking about the Cluetrain Manifesto, although that too is cited as a key influence).

And talking of Charlie, another post says:

I started researching elitism versus the voice of the commons and I happened upon something I haven't read since second year university, The Communist Manifesto.

(So, that's re-reading The Communist Manifesto: how many brownie points does this woman want?)

And to top it all, HorsePigCow - for so it is named - has possibly the nicest customisation of the standard Minima Blogger template I've seen, except that the posts are too wide: 65 characters max is the rule, trust me.

Do take a gander.

Update: Sadly, I spoke too soon: the inevitable mindless backlash has begun....


Anonymous said...

Hey Charlie,

Thanks for your support. You know, it's a lesson for me and...if it is going to truly be a commons based product, I have to have a little give. ;)

I hope you'll continue to join in the discussion.

Glyn Moody said...

Giving is fine, but I hope you don't get, er, cowed by some of the more aggressive comments being posted on your blog.

The important thing is to stay true to your own ideas.