Spring! Trees budding, lots of rain, birds singing. Time to turn to yard maintenance as well, which for me isn’t much, but for many is quite the ritual and often an expensive one at that. I wanted to blog about something lawn-related, but wondered how it fit into my technology angle – I think I got it.
I usually walk to work and have noticed a few prime properties whose grass appears eerily green. It seemed strange that the grass was so green so early in the spring, but on closer examination, I realized that the lawn was simply spray-painted green. Hmmmm. A little research and I found that this is a common practice with certain lawn care companies. They add coloring to their chemical spray for cosmetic reasons. No offence to anyone who pays for this type of service or does this for a living, but it really just looks silly.
Sometimes, we see the same thing with technology… spray painting a web site Web2.0, but not having it really be fundamentally changed, ignoring the true, organic nature of web2.0.