[linux-elitists] A modest proposal to web designers of the world (was Re: Site feedback: fonts too small)
Wed May 16 16:04:31 PDT 2001
>>>>> "KMS" == Karsten M Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
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."
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