I recently said this in response to a tweet regarding a site dedicated to shoelaces:
[quote]If it exists, it has been taken too far on the Internet.[/quote]
I’m not sure what to call this rule. It is of course a play on the ancient Rule 34, only less depraved and arguably more enlightening. Some examples of the rule in play:
- A wiki dedicated to historical and out-of-print sewing patterns (also via Keith).
- Cat ladders around the world.
- A Thomas the Tank Engine wiki, complete with plot summaries and goofs. I mean come on, of course it “would have required more than one engineer to fix the points“.
- People who, when presented with a flight simulator, would rather direct imaginary aircraft around than actually fly anything.
Of course, we geeks can’t exactly throw too many stones. I imagine a mortal would look askance at GDGT, for example.
So tell me, have you come across such a site while wandering the edges of the internet?