Blimey, it’s the Blooker

I see a big future in print-on-demand and admire the up-and-coming Lulu. Now they’ve come up with the Blooker Prize for “blooks”, that is “books based on blogs or websites”.
The Register mocks and scorns the over the top press release but then again those Brits may be just being a wee bit over-sensitive about parody of a cherished legacy of Empire Past. Personally, I think it’s funny.
That is, as everyone involved promises never ever to use the term “blook” as anything more than a pun. Corey, Robin, Paul: it’s not serious, right? Bad enough we’re apparently stuck with “blog”; and I’ve personally been hoping we could retire the term “e-book” one of these days. “blook”: No way, Jose.

One Response to Blimey, it’s the Blooker

  1. will pollard says:

    What is all this about Brit sensitivity? We just care about the English language. So the rules don’t allow US writers to enter. That’s only fair. Not sure about the Irish either. They win occasionally.