For the last four years, Warner Crocker has been running his very popular Annual Ink Blot Awards over on his personal site, Life on the Wicked Stage. Warner humorously acknowledges, and often satires, just about everyone he knows, reads about, or follows. His insight is so on the money it is scary. Nobody is sacred: OEMs, politicians, software vendors, bloggers, etc. Warner does an excellent job at presenting these virtual awards, and 2008 is no different. Heck, I walked away with several Blotties….go check it out.
Here is Warner describing the Ink Blot Awards back when he first launched them four years ago.
I created The Life On The Wicked Stage Ink Blot Awards as a celebration. Yes, it’s a celebration of the 1 year anniversary of this blog. But it is more than that. It is a celebration of a community that I have come to know and admire. The Tableteers that make up the Tablet PC Community are an amazing collection of individuals who know and work with the Tablet PC platform. They are fiercely protective of it, insatiably curious about advancing it, very intelligent, often wickedly funny, at one time very forgiving and patient, and in the same breath, scathingly critical when the need arises. They are also exceedingly willing to evangelize the platform to anyone who will listen, and in my humble opinion, have helped keep the spotlight on The Tablet PC in ways that may, in the long run, prove to be responsible for keeping the platform thriving.