Thursday, July 22, 2010

Boing Boing Blog to Return to Roots

Popular blog Boing Boing proclaimed this morning that it intends to return to its roots and only publish stories concerning things that bounce.

Boing Boing started in 1970 as an annually-published paper anthology that listed all things in the world that bounce. 1995 saw an upgrade in technology, as Boing Boing transformed into a website that cataloged all things in the world that bounce. By 2000, Boing Boing had become a "weblog" that updated several times a week on that very same topic. Eventually, the site broadened its scope and became the blog that it is today--In the past year, not even one post has concerned something that bounces.

"It's really time to return to our roots," editor Cory Doctorow said. "There are so many bouncing things in the world that have gone un-cataloged for years now, because we, as a publication, have chosen to ignore them in favor of other stories. Listing things that bounce is what Boing Boing always did best. We are going to go back to that."


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