essay I wrote over seven months ago got 300 hits in the past 24
hours. This was due to a mention at the bottom of a
lengthy and compelling rant
by Joe Gregorio. Which was mentioned third out of a list
of three items in a
blog entry by Tim Bray. Which was
While this doesn't guarantee that anybody actually read my essay
yesterday, it does provide an indication that a large number of
people actually read every word of Joe's and Tim's.
Sounds about right as I ended up with over 3000 hits from Tim's blog entry.
Ya gotta admit, "XML creator said XML is too hard for the people XML was created for" is pretty inflammatory stuff, even for Slashdot.
sniff Why don't I ever get Slashdotted? (Well, I was on developers.slashdot.org once, and apple.slashdot.org once, but never on the front page.) Mark at
Slashdot, Traffic and click-throughs
Tim Bray follows up with some information on his recent slashdotting of his XML Is Too Hard for Programmers. He got about 30,000 hits from that article which prominently linked to my Regex-able Xml item. I picked up about 3,000 hits from...