Me hearties – remember it’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 19, 2011

Me hearties, today be International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Which, aside from reminding us it’s fun to talk like a (Disney make over version of a) pirate, also tells us a bit of history about the web and how the www is changing how our society functions.

These guys in Oregon (i believe)  invented a mock holiday in the mid 90s and it is now a world-wide phenomenon cos they whacked it up on a website and it went viral.

Can you imagine how long it would have taken to spread the word before the web?

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