You may know Ping as Apple's failed social networking feature that's been built into iTunes for the last few years. Or you many know it as "that annoying button in iTunes I clicked once and got this":
Either way, September 30 Apple is sending Ping to Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time Heaven™ to take its place alongside the likes of Encarta, Google Wave, and Facebook’s IPO. What went wrong? We shall now conduct a Scientifically Inscrutable Line Out Poll™. And yes, I'm going to trademark all my bad slogans all day.