[linux-elitists] A modest proposal to web designers of the world (was Re: Site feedback: fonts too small)

Mr.Bad mr.bad@pigdog.org
Wed May 16 16:04:31 PDT 2001

>>>>> "KMS" == Karsten M Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com> writes:

    Me> 2) When I'm reading a site I like, and I'm (nicely) avoiding
    Me> ads, I'd like to be able to tell the proxy, "Hey, do an
    Me> asynchronous hit on that ad thing that we're blocking out, so
    Me> this site can get paid. Don't show it to me, of course (bleh),
    Me> but go ahead and give them the hit."

    KMS> Red herring.

No, I don't like them.

    KMS> Online advertisers will eventually realize that what matters
    KMS> isn't readership or hits, but the actual impact of an
    KMS> advertising campaign.  Technical tricks such as this are
    KMS> irrelevant.

Ah, so we'll see some sort of end-to-end advertising technology, along
the lines of the new "safe" copyright-protecting monitors and

"Sure, your reader -saw- our ad, but they didn't understand it or read
it all the way to the end. So we're keeping our $0.001."

~Mr. Bad

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