Was there ever a time when ‘Daring Fireball’ was ‘Daring’?

As I have previously pointed out, as part of my love of all things tech I read many technology blogs and sites.  Most of these provide information of real interest, albeit usually the same information repeated over a number of sites. And then there is John Gruber’s Daring Fireball.

Gruber’s site has some sort of cachet but I have yet to figure out exactly why. The vast majority of the posts are links to articles on other sites. Often this is accompanied by a direct quote from the article and maybe a short sentence from Gruber. His comments are frequently snide if the content of the article is about either Google, Microsoft or Amazon.

Now don’t get me wrong. I am not suggesting that this site is a shining example of what all technology blogs should be like but at least it contains original content rather than posts cut and pasted from elsewhere.

I also cannot explain why Daring Fireball annoys me so much. Nor can I explain why I continue to read it, but I do.

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