MySpace, for years it has been a platform for angry depressed emo children to express how much life totally sucks and for old men to play girl pokemon by collecting as many female profiles as humanly possible. Apparently, it’s now also a platform for students to cheat with. I received this plea for help via MySpace recently…
Date: 16 Feb 2007, 07:26 AM
Subject: hey hows it goin
Im offering around $100- $150
I know some people might jump at the chance to throw up some code and rearrange it’s regurgitated bits into something that resembles five crappy pages for a quick $100, but I don’t condone plagiarism as mush as I don’t trust a random person on MySpace to pay me. I pondered the the above correspondence for a few days, and then replied with a helpful message comprised of years of experience…
Date: 27 Feb 2007, 07:56 PM
Subject: Re: hey hows it goin
Maybe you should drop some ecstasy, I hear that Zeldman does it when he’s between a rock and a hard place, and an ecstasy trip was how the horrendous MySpace design came about, it’s pretty crap, which is the exact look you said you were going for. Just don’t freak out if your Div’s eat your tables, they’re totally meant to do that.