Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur


Folks who follow the tech industry, and enjoy satire, should check out TrapCrunch. It is a parody of the big tech site TechCrunch, who were good enough to take the joke as a compliment and provide a thumbs-up. It is basically an Onion'ized version of TC, and the first day's postings are promising, with articles on topics such as Facebook launching an innovative new app named "Hey", Apple's foray into wearables with iPhone socks, and a startup whose business plan was, strangely, accurate.

It's little bite-sized jokes, much like many good Onion pieces. And it's more focused on the business side of tech, rather than the technology itself, so if you don't pay attention to the fads of Silicon Valley there will be a lot of, "huh?". (Eg, the first article above makes no sense unless you have been following the story of this week's magnificently ridiculous new fad, Yo.) But if you follow the industry, there are some grins here...
Tags: technology

  • Adtech

    Here's an interesting article about "adtech" -- those automated algorithms that companies like Google and Facebook use to spy on you and serve up…

  • Chrome instability?

    For the past week or two, Chrome has become surprisingly unstable -- it's been crashing on me about once a day. Weirdly, it is usually when I'm not…

  • Crossing the Uncanny Valley

    [Trying out posting from DreamWidth. Let's see if everything is configured right.] Just saw Rogue One. Capsule Summary: not an epic for the ages,…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded