The Crunchies: Now with no credibility!
So the Crunchies, the awards handed out by my nemesis Michael Arrrrrington at TechCrunch, happened last night. Lots of glad-handing and hand-jobbing occurred, I’m sure, and here’s a list of the winners.
Because apparently everyone who votes in the Crunchies is off their asses on opium, the winner for “Best Technology Achievement” went to Google’s upcoming Chrome OS, despite it being a browser running in a stripped down Linux distribution, even though the Chrome browser (which I like even though I hate Google and everything Eric Schmidt programs) didn’t win any prizes.
Seriously, people, how in the flying crap does a product that is just a browser running on a reduced-functionality browser win an award for technology achievement? By their own admission, the thing does less than other things; shouldn’t they win “Best Crippling Of Functional Products Nobody Uses?”
Maybe next year I’ll submit this blog under the “Best Technology Achievement” category; if nobody’s submitted a video of their cat looking surprised, I think my chances are good.