But wouldn’t it look odd bringing a pizza box everywhere you go?
Don’t Link to Us hasn’t been updated since 2002 but still has websites on it with absurd or just plain stupid linking policies. Boing Boing has the latest company with a ridiculous linking policy. FastCompany, which is a tech magazine, states this as their web link policy:
Due to the large volume of requests we receive, we do not have a reciprocal linking program. However, if you like, you may link to us at no cost. This option requires the execution by you and Fastcompany.com of a one-page Web-linking agreement. Please download and sign the agreement and fax it to 617-738-5055, attn: G+J legal, Fastcompany.com. As soon as you receive back the agreement signed on behalf of Fastcompany.com, you may begin linking to our content.
Here is a bit from their web-linking agreement form:
For good and valuable consideration, effective upon the duly authorized signatures of Owner and G+J below (the “Effective Date”), G+J hereby grants to Owner a non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free license to create a hyperlink from the Linking Site to Inc.com from the Effective Date, unless and until such permission is terminated by G+J upon notice to Owner, subject to the following terms and conditions.
I will admit that I have never read FastCompany but that is one tech magazine that really has its finger to the internet’s pulse. This actually has made me rethink Cynical-c’s web linking policies. I checked with my legal dept and this is what they told me.
ANYONE CAN LINK TO CYNICAL-C OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE FOR THAT MATTER!! Linking is the backbone of the internet. Without hyperlinks there is no http. So link away. Oh, and does doing a search on google constitute a legal dept?
The RIOT Wheel is a huge, heavy motorized single-wheel vehicle, originally
built for Burning Man, the natural home of deviant vehicles. Check out the
FAQ and Technical sections to find out more, and watch the video clips.
I looked but the FAQ doesn’t say how it steers.
(The last few links from The Presurfer)
Almost forgot. RIOT stands for “Re Invention Of The”
I think the deal is that you hire them to berate your coworkers or friends for you. Linking to these sites are much easier when there is an about section that you can just copy and paste too. Can you see I am still in vacation mode?
From the aptly named ihavetoomuchfreetime.com
Just as the sun setting on Mallory Square in Key West, (pictured above) my vacation has ended. Time to get back to work. I had a great time and tried to avoid the internet and news as much as possible. (Does USA Today delivered to your room in the morning count as news? I didn’t think so.)
The Keys were beautiful of course and I think I will have to go back there again although the ideal time would be in Jan or Feb when we are stuck in snow and frigid temperatures. The biggest surprise for me was going to a Florida Marlin’s game at Pro Players Stadium. Being from Boston, it is nearly impossible to get Red Sox tickets during the season and you are going to pay an arm and a leg for any decent seats. I always forget that it isn’t as difficult to get tickets in other markets, especially FL. We went and got our tickets an hour before the game and for $28 bucks a ticket we were a few rows behind the first base dugout.
Thanks to everyone for their well wishes and emails. Blogging resumes on Monday. It might take me awhile to go through my bloglines reader but I will catch up. Now onto the links!