In Chapter 31 of Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy the author recounts the tragic story of a freak wormhole, an accidental insult, and the consequences of gross miscalculation of scale — in which the joint battle fleet of the Vl’Hurgs and the G’Gugvuntt’s tear through space for a thousand years and descend upon our lonely blue planet only to be accidentally swallowed by a small dog. [Full text here.]
I bring this to your attention because it’s the only analog in memory to describe the grave miscalculation recently made by PC Magazine’s John Dvorak in his fateful decision to take on the collective not only of webloggers everywhere, but the authors of the Cluetrain Manifesto. That’s right kids: Dvorak, vs. Rageboy. This one’s got my vote for the Darwin Awards.