Last word on lists



The Feedster 500 medal/icon has a new look, making it #1 on my list of the Top 500 fastest logo redesigns in history.

Last word on lists: Chris Anderson has a thoughtful post on “headism” and the trap of “hit-centric” thinking, making a case against seeing the world through Top 10, 100, or 500 lists. Each year, I’m amused and amazed at the “mega list” collected by the “other Rex,” Rex Sorgatz: Here’s his 2004 mega list (It includes 550 lists). (It even includes a list of 129 of the latest, greatest gizmos on the planet — compiled by the magazine Chris edits.)

I agree with Chris and Jeff: I like lists that are broken down by category (which reminds me of the joke in which someone asks for a “list of people broken down by sex and age”). I like blogrolls that have headings, like “left-handed bloggers from Tupelo.”

However, as the Feedster Top 500 List is perhaps the only such list I’ll ever make it onto (I think they gave me a “social promotion” or something) I’d appreciate it if people would lay off it. As Technorati doesn’t credit any inbound link to the rexblog made before June, 2004 (long story), this blog would never make it onto any list based on its rankings.