Don’t Link Me, Bro!

That was supposed to say “Don’t TaseLink Me Bro” but apparently WordPress doesn’t support strikethrough in headlines. Oh well.

This is just a quick amusing story. I just published a piece gently ribbing IBM for the plethora of category three letter acronyms (TLAs) associated with complex event processing et al. I used what I hoped would be an amusing name: The Tech That Dare Not Speak its Name. Now, you may have noticed that “possibly related links” appear at the bottom of posts. Somebody’s engine in WordPress does some sort of content analytics-based link. So, I’ve now been connected to an interesting post about a gay chat room (I guess “the love that dare not speak its name” is still out there as an idea.)

So, if you’re offended, please understand it wasn’t my idea. If you’re not – please understand it wasn’t my idea. As long as we’re doing comedy, I’ll quote Mr. Seinfeld: “not that there’s anything wrong with that.” But it WAS a stretch, and it’s not what this blog is about. Have a nice day.

About Merv Adrian
Gartner Research VP, technology analyst and consultant, 30 years of industry experience, covering software mostly, hardware sometimes.

3 Responses to Don’t Link Me, Bro!

  1. Rebecca Gill says:

    Very funny story. As a technology marketer I am always entertained by linking and the path this takes you on. Some days that path is better than others!

  2. Alex says:

    Very funny indeed… the linking case, but even more so – Merv’s comments! It is always nice to come across an industry guru with a good sense of humor and an ability not to take himself too seriously (at least not all the time). There are not that many IT consultants with these qualities. Actually, the same can be said about gay men. I can tell, since I belong to both groups. Thank you, Merv.

  3. Merv Adrian says:

    It’s great that people still find these older posts – and nicer still that they are appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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