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The Big Word Project

The Big Word Project

Note: Sadly, everything described in this blog post has become obsolete. The Big Word Project website is offline, and my YouTube interview has been set to private. But the Wikipedia page about The Big Word Project is still online, so you can read about it there.

Last month I got interviewed by Paddy from The Big Word Project, and now it’s been blogged!

What’s The Big Word Project? It’s a viral marketing campaign two Irish guys came up with. Here’s a brief definition by John Gruber from Daring Fireball (as is often the case, Gruber’s mention shot the project’s popularity right through their Web servers’ roof):

New viral web site “dictionary” from Paddy Donnelly and Lee Munroe, two students in Northern Ireland. The gimmick is simple: pick any word you want, pay $1 per letter, and you get to “define” that word as a link to your web site. I bought two.

At the day of the interview, I had crushing migraines, was stuffed with pills, and two days earlier I’d had to cancel an overdue haircut appointment. On top of that, I was that close to transforming into The Incredible Hulk during the interview to go and let these idiots eat their own car horns.

The Big Word Project—Wordee Number 4 [now set to “private,” alas]

Paddys longish wordee-interview-cum-travelog blog entry [RIP] over at the The Big Word Project seems slightly exaggerated—especially my virtual Chinese in the next-to-last paragraph sounds Greek to me. But you never know! Maybe it was the migraines, or the Hulk thing, only with Chinese instead of muscles. Too bad I can’t remember.


If you have something valuable to add or some interesting point to discuss, I’ll be looking forward to meeting you at Mastodon!

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