The war against reverb

Emoticon-management shareware

I’m a big fan of shareware, and love the fact that there are tens of thousands of hackers out there making weird and unusual tools.

But then I ran into Emotipad II. A 4.2 meg application purely to “manage emoticons”??? I mean, in one way it’s kind of cool, but, like, still.

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I'm Clive Thompson, the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Penguin Press). You can order the book now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Indiebound, or through your local bookstore! I'm also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired magazine. Email is here or ping me via the antiquated form of AOL IM (pomeranian99).

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