Saturday, February 14, 2004
Coté, doing his part.
A bunch of my domains have just gone live — now I need your help in deciding something good to do with a couple of them.
Both seem like they could be good, old-fashioned meme-of-the-week sort of sites of a political nature.
I registered Educate-the-President.com after listening to Mr. Bush talk on the radio about something. (I forget exactly what.) During the 2000 election he billed himself as an education president, citing his “Texas miracle” that reduced drop-out rates in certain areas. And after the election he sent the apparently under-funded “No Child Left Behind” Act through Congress. But with all of his tripping over his words and fumbling through speeches, with his mispronounciations and too-common “Bushisms,” and with the sort of pseudo-Christian rhetoric that he spits out on a regular basis, a good joke would be that the people should band together to educate the President — that the educational energy shouldn’t be flowing from this guy to the world but the other way around. Clever shit. Anyway. This is what happens when you start registering domains after a couple of beers…
I registered WarAgainstEvil.com around the same time, after hearing about the “Axis of Evil” for the four-billionth time. And I don’t know if Mr. Bush has actually used the term “War Against Evil,” but it’s clear that this is what he feels he’s doing in Afghanistan and Iraq. Taking a popular meme and registering a domain for it is a time-honored web tradition which now I can proudly say I have participated in with this domain. Really, it surprised me that it was even available this late after the coinage of “Axis of Evil” in January 2002.
These registration stories are both wondrous and beautiful, but now I don’t really know what to do with the domains. That’s where you come in.
I want your suggestions.
What should I do?
I'm Josh Knowles, a technology developer/consultant on a variety of mobile, social media, and gaming projects. I founded and lead Frescher-Southern, Ltd. I grew up in Austin, Texas and currently live in New York City.
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