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Papa Hari News Service
In a remarkable scientific breakthrough that rivals the discovery of electricity, the invention of the light bulb and the creation of the first successful aircraft in the magnitude of importance to mankind, scientists working at the Papa Hari Foundation Dedicated to the Discovery of the Secret to Blogging (PHFDDSB) have finally discovered the secret of eternal blogging. Unveiling a new "blogging machine" a Senior Papa Hari research scientist announced that wannabe bloggers no longer have to sweat it out to achieve instant results.
"Although we cannot reveal the secret working of our new machine which is patented, we can say that this machine will finally relieve people from having to blog over and over again about the same topics in a hundred different ways," said the spokesman. When pressed to reveal some details of how this would work, he said that people who wanted to become famous in the blog world usually "blogged about blogging." And then "blogged about blogging about blogging" to help others "blog about blogging" and then "blogged about blogging about blogging about blogging" to help more people "blog about blogging about blogging." The spokeman got carried away by this until he was told that the point was taken by one of the reporters whose recording equipment was running out of storage space.
"So, we wanted to take this to its logical conclusion, which is blogging about blogging about blogging... ad infinitum. Imagine the possibilities of this. If you wanted to blog about blogging, first you needed to blog. Then you could blog about blogging in order to blog about blogging about blogging. The next step was to blog about blogging about blogging about blogging. Now this machine will automate the entire process and produce as much content as your heart desires thus rendering the keyboard and the brain superfluous. You no longer need to sit and think. Just type in the number of levels of blogging you wish to dig deep into and the software will take care of the rest. It will produce high-quality articles about blogging, blogging about blogging, blogging about blogging about blogging, blogging about blogging about blogging about blogging... and so on. The trial version will be limited to only 5 levels (that is blogging about blogging about blogging about blogging about blogging). The full version will cost only $125.99 and can be set to generate content at whatever frequency you wish. Once this is done, you can sleep, eat pizza, go shopping, annoy your neighbour or whatever else you want to do when you're not blogging."
Innovatively named Papa Hari Software Blog Articles Maker 2008 (available in Home-Basic and Professional Editions) this software is still in alpha stage and is expected to remain beta for the next five years in order to remain the 'in-thing' Web 2.0 style. Many professional bloggers who attended the presentation and the subsequent press conference were less than impressed with the new software although a few feared that such a software would render them obselete.
"We are contemplating legal action against this move," stated an anonymous professional blogger who added that such a software would put them out of business. "We are the ones who generate repetitive content of this nature and we will fight to ensure that no mere software can take away our monopoly in the business. Nobody but a real 'pro' blogger has the right to blog about blogging about blogging ad infinitum."
The Senior Papa Hari research scientist remained elusive on the issue of Intellectual Property violations but assured the professional bloggers that terms like "monetize", "The StumbleUpon effect", "Alexa", "Web 3.0", "syndicate", "subscribe", "Love me", "Favorite me", "Technorati train", "Digg me", "Kick me in the rear" etc. would be avoided by the auto content generator in the first version. The Professional Bloggers Association also demanded royalty for the usage of such vocubulary but the issue has yet to be settled to the satisfaction of both parties.
Posted on Mon, Sep 3, 2007 at 23:03 IST (last updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2008 @ 08:01 IST)