Don Marti

Mon 10 Apr 2006 08:53:06 PM PDT

Doorbells, D-Link

Coin-op "attention economy": the anti-pest doorbell.

Internet slang of the day: clocksucker. It means a network device that uses an NTP server in violation of policy, standards, or common sense, like the D-Link network vandalism boxes. (D-Link's anti-Cluetrain, corporate isolation chamber approach to this whole mess is actually a pretty good argument for corporate blogging. Imagine if NTP administrators could hit and mail some embedded developers and/or product marketing people before the situation turned into a whole brouhaha.)