I was delighted to see that Honolulu's Kaimuki Public Library is using Wordle as the basis for a weekly contest. What I particularly like is that nobody felt it necessary to explain what a Wordle is.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
As you may know, Wordle won both the Webby and the People's Voice Webby for Best Use of Typography at this year's Webby awards. In order to maximize their income from entrance fees and winner's tickets (many hundreds of dollars), they have an inordinate quantity of categories. They make a virtue of their scammy excesses by strictly limiting winners' speeches to 5 words.
Imagine my chagrin when the very first winner went up on stage and recited the 5-word address I'd planned.
This is the best I could do under time pressure. I'm not sure whether I ought to have had more to drink, or less.