A holiday gift guide for geeks

A holiday gift guide for geeks

There are 8 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Oct 26, 2008, titled A holiday gift guide for geeks. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Technology might have killed the art of letter writing, but it has improved another time-honored form of communication: holiday cards.

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Rocket Scientist

Bluffton, SC

#1 Oct 27, 2008
I'm sorry, but HOW exactly is a step-by-step of "Greeting Cards for Dummies" fulfilling the article's title of "HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR GEEKS"?

Etan: Are you really this dense to think that geeks want a stupid greeting card for a gift, or are you letting your editors re-write your headlines?
DeeDee

United States

#2 Oct 27, 2008
Rocket Scientist wrote:
I'm sorry, but HOW exactly is a step-by-step of "Greeting Cards for Dummies" fulfilling the article's title of "HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR GEEKS"?
Etan: Are you really this dense to think that geeks want a stupid greeting card for a gift, or are you letting your editors re-write your headlines?
thank you my sentiments exactly. The title has absolutely NOTHING to do with the article. I guess this is just a filler piece, because they had nothing else for the space.
Hmm

Miami, FL

#3 Oct 28, 2008
Was actually hoping to get a gift idea ...
anna

Angier, NC

#4 Oct 28, 2008
I am with rocket scientist with this one...
Totally a how to use your dig photo to make a card for idiots - Holiday Card Making for Morons
Nothing to do with gift guide for geeks

Since: Aug 07

Chicago, IL

#5 Oct 29, 2008
Everyone,

You are right about the headline not being descriptive enough.

I was out of town and did not see the headline that was given to the online version of the column.

So I just changed it to "Using technology for your holiday cards."

Thanks for pointing this out

Etan
Ger-ron-im-o_ver

Osteen, FL

#6 Oct 29, 2008
Just thought I'd let you know how relieved I was to find you were NOT pushing 'eCards' in any size, shape, or format... I've been frothing and foaming at the mouth, attempting to un-brain-wash people, spreading the word that ANYTHING which popularizes eCards is just 'greasing the skids' for a whole class of malware authors who THRIVE on finding new-and-improved (or even tried-and-"true?") ways to entice people to click on executable "cutsie" stuff.

Fiends researching "Social Engineering" don't need to see any public reinforcement of eCards -- products which might as well have been tailor-made for the delivery of malicious software.

And if YOU (anyone reading this) decide to send an eCard to ANYone, you have just become part of the problem -- helping establish the idea that "sometimes, it MAY actually be OKAY to click on something executable I get in my email -- from somebody I know, or from a seemingly innocent total stranger".

Hold the fort, man!
Dennis

United States

#7 Oct 30, 2008
I grab a bunch of gift cards from Mcdonalds and put them in my store bought Xmas cards. It's hard to believe Mcdonalds just gives them away.
Sad

Winter Park, FL

#9 Dec 3, 2008
Etan - what happened to your article on blu ray? Making your article disappear is not the same as issuing a retraction for your horribly misguided infotainment. I hope that you and the "movie critic" realize what dopes you are and how you should not be writing for any publication when you produce drivel like your blu ray article.

Can any one else find the link any more?

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