Movable Type Rant

Great rant on Kuro5hin titled “Why your Movable Type blog must die“. Made me laugh. Worthy of Dennis Miller during his ranting heyday.

You are all pretentious twats

Every last one of you. You’re all latte-sipping, iMac-using, suburban-living tertiary-industry-working WASPs who offer absolutely no new insights on anything whatsoever apart from maybe one specialist field if we’re lucky. Most of you think that you’re writing original content and that you’re making a contribution by licensing your spewings under Creative Commons “Some Rights Reserved” licences, just because it’s the hip thing to do. You think you know all there is to say about blogging because you understand the concept of HTML and CSS, but the horrible truth is that 40% of you are all using the same shitty default layout. Then you take pictures of yourselves looking pensive or making vague allusions to mythology.

Of course, I can’t claim to be much better as a blogger than some of the caricature portraits in this rant, but at least I don’t use Movable Type. :)

2 thoughts on “Movable Type Rant”

  1. At least I tweaked my movabletype so it doesn’t resemble MT anymore 🙂

    (I agree with the author on a couple points, especially the "same default template" stuff…they all look the same. I’ve never used a stock template with MT — used a couple from oswd.org and then the current one I have now was from — crap — somewhere but I can’t remember.

  2. Yeah, any more I find it’s very very easy to spot a Movable Type blog… even if the blogger changed the colors, the layout and most of the styles are exactly the same.

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