Will you blog about my product?

I got a call here in the office yesterday. The guy on the other end of the line wanted to know if I was interested in blogging about his product. I can’t remember the name of the product — it was something like Morphotrax and Mingobot or Malapropzinger. It was a set-top box for Internet-delivered television. He spent 10 minutes singing its praises: revolutionize television, allow for true interactivity, etc. Will Change The World, etc. Resellers all over the world. Big into the Indian market.

Great.

Except that the product doesn’t practically exist yet. You can go to their website and see all sorts of snazzy PR and even pop up a “PC player” (no Mac version). But there isn’t anyone on the other end of the wire yet, no way to actually watch “Internet television.”

I told him that I didn’t tend to blog about “speculative products” that I couldn’t experience myself. He replied that there are lots of bloggers blogging right now about their World Changing Product. The implication was that I Shouldn’t Get Left Out.

Right.

So here’s my advice to you: if you want me to blog about your product, make sure that your product actually exists first.

Comments

Steven Garrity's picture
Steven Garrity on April 4, 2006 - 15:09

You totally showed him.

David Richardson's picture
David Richardson on April 4, 2006 - 16:04

So you blogged about his product.
Do tell us the name. It clearly deserves wider publicity.

Charles's picture
Charles on April 4, 2006 - 21:20

I think they have a website: http://eztvefnet.org/ Great show selection. Still software only, but I know there are Mac and Linux clients available. Or maybe this is a different product….

Kevin O'Brien's picture
Kevin O'Brien on April 5, 2006 - 19:31

Would you blog about what it is to be an Islander?

I just received a firm admonition for saying “Islander, J.J. Stienfeld, finalist in CBC Poetry Face Off” — personally (Islander by birth AND choice) I find “you’re not an Islander if your not Island born” to be a thin derivative of biggotry.

Anyway, I don’t expect your blog is for pushing regardless of the issue or product but I’d like to see what folk say on this topic — though there would be those who would condemn you for bringing it up because only your spirt was born here.

Anyway, I realize I hijacked your topic but it’s burnin’ me at the moment. (Like a fortune cookie your security word for this post is “relax”.)

Alan's picture
Alan on April 5, 2006 - 20:57

No good at all could come of that, Kevin. Unless in haiku.

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