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Son of YAWN

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Written by Basil on 08/21/2005 3:28 PM. Filed under:

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Millenium FalconThis will sound mean and insensitive, so I apologize at the beginning. But, really. I hear lots of adjectives, but where’s the product? Dmitri and Michael Heilemann have fashioned a new thing so bold, new and daring, they don’t even know what to say. Except to throw out a lot of phrases like, “It’s nothing like you’ve ever seen,” and “Nobody’s ever done anything like this before.” If Binary Bonsai’s new look is K2, then let’s just call it “Son of Kubrick.” And, if that’s really what it is, then naming it after the second tallest mountain and calling it by a new noun (“modification”) because the existing nouns (“theme” and “template”) don’t say enough won’t cover up the fact that it’s just the son of — YAWN. Where was I? Oh, son of Kubr — YAWN.

Here’s what I need:

If Binary Bonsai’s Kubrickesque look is not the showroom model, I need to see what’s supposed to be so great. (Of course, if BB’s look is the showroom — YAWN. Man, I’m getting sleepy. Eh? OK, the “Chocolate Raspberry” look sported by Sillyness Spelled Wrong Intentionally is slightly more interesting than Kubrick or the Son of Kubrick on BB. Not enough for me to download it, though. Personally, I’ve always thought chocolate and raspberry a yucky combo, anyway.)
Telling me it’s whiz-bang and brand-new, and the product of a lot of work means nothing if you don’t tell me what’s so blinkin’ special about it. (Of course, if it’s really just Son of Kubrick, don’t bother. Unless that backend is like a Hemi inside a beat-up old Cadillac Sedan DeVille. “She may not look like much, kid, but she’s got it where it counts,” as Han Solo spake about the Millenium Falcon.)

Just a little humorous prodding, guys. Seriously, I know you guys are hard workers, and usually produce very good stuff. So, let’s get the marketing going. No way I’m going to put in a “mod” on a live blog unless I’ve got a little more info.

Oh, and I only got two hours of sleep last night, so now it really is time for some nappy-nap.

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3 Responses to “Son of YAWN”

  1. Chris J. Davis Says:

    Hmmm where to begin.

    1. K2 is the successor, in spirit at least, to Kubrick.. Kubrick 2 => K2.

    2. We haven’t done any ‘marketing’ because we really don’t need to; we have an installed customer base in the ballpark of ~ 20,000 websites taking into consideration the many ports of Kubrick, and they have all been waiting for what Michael would do next.

    3. Now I do think that we need to have some screenshots of the configuration panel, and a better explanation of the use of conditional logic to handle plugins, in that you are correct sir and that will be coming… now that you have mentioned it.

    4. As for the use of the word ‘mod’, knowing what a ‘theme’ is in WP and knowing what K2 is, mod is the best word. This is not just a theme, not by a long shot.

    I do appreciate you taking the time to list this stuff, we have been neglecting a potential ‘undoctrinated’ audience… need to work on that. I will let you know when we have something more ‘descriptive’ so you can check out what is so great about K2.

    Later brother.

  2. Basil Says:

    Excellent. Thanks.

  3. Michael Heilemann Says:

    We try to not promise more than we can deliver. And currently we’re taking advantage of the fact that we’re unbound by promises and expectations, which allows us change features and code as we see fit.

    We’ll fill in the marketing blanks as soon as we get closer 🙂