Friday, August 27, 2010

Breaking news! Reddit admins must be in bed by 9 p.m. tonight and no TV for the whole weekend!

Word came down from the highest, cloud-laden, bonus-bloated echelons of Conde Nast, the admins will also no longer have use of the company Oldsmobile until further notice. And aside from work, no computers.

Their corporate overlords have come down upon these poor adminions with both feet!

You know, being bought up by Conde Nast really sounds good, on the surface. They once made an offer for Inside the Hotdog Factory, which I turned down. Being an eccentric multi-millionaire, I didn't need their money -- and, apparently, Conde Nast's continual proctological-micro-managing culture.

But for guys like the Reddit admins, I would have thought it'd be a good thing. Something to celebrate, even.

In practice, though, Conde Nast treats Reddit like Cinderella, like Joan Crawford treated her adoptive children. And now this embarrassing fiasco that makes the admins looks like a bunch of twelve year olds.

To their credit, I think the admins have rallied well and handled the situation graciously and admirably. But beyond that, it's more than a little sickening seeing the guys who created such a great site being treated like assistant janitors.

But, hey, they signed the deal with Conde Nast(y).


gene said...

check out the founder of conde nast publication's gravestone:

Whetam Gnauckweirst said...

Gene, I like the cut of your jib!

Seeing the Reddit guys get treated like this is like witnessing a buddy being yelled at by his mother.