Sunday, February 28, 2010

No Fleas On Amir

When I wrote the "It's My Party - And I'll Lie If I Want To" post, I did something that I was hoping would be noticed. I presented you with what is called a naked fact. Such bad form! I was hoping against hope one of my readers would catch it and call me on it. Mr. Maven said no one would notice. I love it when I'm right.

I am pleased to announce that Amir Dekel, The Abba (Dad) Blog, noticed. I wish there was a prize. Had no one found this little tidbit I would have had to write an entirely different follow-up article. Amir has redeemed us all.

The naked fact is, "Every blog year is the equivalent of six human years." Amir commented:
"They say that the Web doesn't run on human years, it runs on Web-years. Every blog year is the equivalent of six human years."

Ummm... I'm going to need a source citation for this!
I am so proud!

Researching that little tidbit was very interesting. defined a web year as the length of time it takes for Internet technology to evolve as much as technology in another environment might evolve in a calendar year. Early posts by old line bloggers quoted 3 months as equaling a web year, but that was in 1996 and things have sped up since then.

So I wanted to know if there was a new measuring stick. I kept researching. The author of "Manage your speed in web years," on the Business Management Daily website had the what and why of conversion. In 2006, BMD wrote:
"Ever hear of Internet time? It’s kind of like dog years: Each calendar year equals six Web years.

More organizations are realizing that they have to measure time by this new clock: New-product development speeds up from years to months. Developing new technologies accelerates from months to days. Decisions are yours to make in
hours. . .

Lesson: If you’re not six times faster than your competition, you’re in trouble. Your dog days are coming."

So there you have it. No fleas on Amir.
You have the source of my naked fact.


Blogger Abba-Dad said...

That's hilarious! I knew something was wrong. Especially coming from you :-) Thanks!

March 1, 2010 at 4:28 AM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Seriously, my husband thinks I emailed you and got you to do this.

Thank you!


March 1, 2010 at 7:26 AM  
Anonymous Donna - What's Past is Prologue said...

Aw, I just knew my fM would NEVER just make up a fact! LOL

March 1, 2010 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Well, I obviously don't know you very well, footnoteMaven, AND I'm barely technologically literate. I thought you were joking! Thanks for the education. You do it every time!

March 1, 2010 at 8:26 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Yes Donna, I would NEVER!

Nancy - the footnoteMaven has no sense of humor. Everyone knows that.


March 1, 2010 at 8:39 PM  
Anonymous Carol Yates Wilkerson said...

LOL, you are a hoot! A truthful hoot, but still...

March 2, 2010 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger my Heritage Happens said...

footnoteMaven always has something up her sleeve! LOL I will have to remember this naked fact info, great stuff!rudshil

March 2, 2010 at 11:04 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Carol - My husband says you misspelled coot!

Cheryl - Yes, naked facts! Facts running around without wearing their citations. Outrageous!


March 3, 2010 at 5:38 PM  

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