THERE are lots of ways to describe Boing Boing, the Web’s obliquely subtitled “Directory of Wonderful Things,” which draws millions of eyeballs to its relentless, stylistically minimalist scroll of high-weirdness each month.
It is a site where, on Saturday morning, there were links to video games that “subvert post-industrial capitalism,” federal legislation aimed at digital radio technology, a guitar made out of a toilet seat and a new species of brown shark.
“Access denied by SmartFilter content category,” was the message a Halliburton engineer in Houston said he received last Wednesday when he tried to visit BoingBoing.net from his office computer. “The requested URL belongs to the following categories: Entertainment/Recreation/Hobbies, Nudity.”
So I will add Boing Boing to my list ‘o links.