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Giant Robots Smashing into other Giant Robots

By Vicki Ball

The name of the Thoughtbot blog (Giant Robots Smashing into other Giant Robots) made us laugh out loud when we first found it, followed by a quick vote in the affirmative (carried through at 100%) for most awesome blog name ever.

The blog itself does not disappoint- with a much more technologik bent than the more lofty and entrepreneurial 37Signals blog, it gets right down into the guts of particular problems and issues. While it’s not updated every day, each post is quite lengthy and detailed, thoroughly exploring an issue, event or concept.

In a few words: thought-provoking, but practical.

In another word: awesome!

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