In the wake of MacAddict’s decision to change its name to Mac|Life, another venerable Mac news source has also decided to change its name.
Earlier today, Daring Fireball‘s John Gruber announced that “In order to better reflect its focus on news about deceased film maker Stanley Kubrick and playoff-eliminated baseball team the New York Yankees, I have decided to rename the site Stanley Yankeeball.”
According to Gruber, the site’s Apple focus was appropriate in a different age when the desktop operating system mattered, but now that the Internet is the new operating system there’s no point in covering Apple or OS X. Or Microsoft or Windows for that matter.
“It’s all so pointless,” Gruber sighed, waiting for a burrito to finish microwaving so his Airport connection would come back up and he could regain access to “the new operating system.”
The site will still provide the occasional tidbits of Apple, BBEdit and Movable Type news, as well as the usual 3,000 word rants about misplaced menu items and inappropriate custom control widgets.
“That I don’t think I could stop doing if I wanted to,” Gruber admitted.
Gruber said the change will take place as soon as he is able to gain the domain name stanleyyankeeball.net. In an ironic twist to this story, Whois reveals that yourstanleyyankeeballlife.net is already owned by Shawn King.
48 thoughts on “Another Mac Publication Changes Its Name.”
Two | Life
4th little pony..
Ball’s in your court now, John.
Hmm. I hope Gruber’s a good sport about that whole Yankees thing.
Was the ARod thing over the top?
Oh, man! This was the funniest CARS in a long, long time. Perhaps even funnier than the iPod Coolness Expiration Date.
yes getting closer
it should be Stanley | Yankeeball
(pronounced Stanley Bar Yankeeball
as in mac | life Mac bar life
Shawn King squating on yourstanleyyankeeballlife.net.
nameless norman changes his name to nameless norman with a silent, unwritten “q”
Just like the silent ‘P’ in bath?
Maybe now I’ll just change my screen name to Daring Fireball.
All this talk about balls makes me turn a bit red.
All part of growing up and being British, I guess.
Yesterday, Aaron suggested that there was a pattern to take the name of a well-known magazine and put “Mac” in front of it (e.g., MacLife).
Instead of magazines, I think it’s breakfast cereals; we can expect to soon see MacRaisinBran, MacOatmeal, MacRiceCrispies, and, for the classics-minded, MacQuisp!
(Of course, given the new “bar” fad, they’ll probably be named Mac|Raisin|Bran, Mac|Oatmeal, Mac|Rice|Crispies, and Mac|Quisp….)
Yeah, it’s really too bad about the Yankees. I feel so bad for those guys. Especially Steinbrenner.
Wankel rotary engine.
Okay, admit it. Who ran a whois search on yourstanleyyankeeballlife.net after reading this article? Oh come on, I’m not the only one, am I?
Long time lurker, first time commentor!
This hilarious post had me laughing so hard, my cubemates started looking at me funny!
A flay rod’s gone askew on the treadle.
I didn’t expect a kind of Spanish Inquisition!!
Sorry, not woody enough. Too tinny.
Will Darling|Furball be softening its content for us less-technical readers?
Oh, for crying out loud, see what you’ve started, Chris? You should have kept it to “Teen Comedy Party.”
Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition! Especially not one wearing such large|Pantsâ„¢Â®
jimothy, you weren’t the only one. Did you say “this’d better not work” out loud too?
Who has “myprettypinkponylooprumors”?
Gruber is linking to this.
I’m disappointed that he didn’t change his logo for the day.
Note the name change. Part of my vain quest to be hip.
Damn you, [i]starmax4ever[/i]!! You took my joke. Now I have to think of some other witty thing tosay and someone else has already started a Monty Python thread.
32nd post. Yesssss!!!
What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen fireball?
A .com or .net fireball?
Now, on a different note, I am just a BIT irked that I was not able to put up the
first line with a |Pantsâ„¢Â® in it!!!
Pfft! The nerve of some people.
And in a completely different vein- that was one DAMN funny story, John.
moo (Vengeful |Pantsâ„¢Â®)
Isn’t it eerie the conicidence of Cory Lidle flying into a Manhattan apartment building the day after this story- and that Gruber changed the site logo in Lidle’s honor, complete with Yankee logo……
Strange, I ran out of quips on this one, it keeps bringing me back to Thurman Munson.
Now everyone’s speaking like woodstock?
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Well, this seals it for me. CARS is the funniest | site in the whole operating system.
Number 37 — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/37_(number)
I love it. Gimme back my | bullets.
Yes, it’s my magical talent. Everything I touch turns to shit. Sigh.
Um… not literally.
Ha, Gruber changed his logo to the Yankee’s logo. In memoriam.
I find it absolutely astonishing that somebody actually read my comment.
I’m so honored to have the great and powerful Moltz answer my comment…….
So, Moltz, instead of being King Midas, whose touch turns everything to gold, you’re King Merdes?…
The Shawn King bit at the end moves this article from very good to great.
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