Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Guarding Against Outbound Traffic

The Guardian has a story today on 15 of the most influential websites in the 15-year history of the web. Fascinating, right? How would I have otherwise known, after all, that google.com had been influential in the online world? But here's the inevitable dash of MSM lameness: despite listing the urls at the top of each site's summary history, none of them are hyperlinked. Because apparently after you've read the Guardian's 200-word description of a website, there would be no reason to do anything as insane as actually visitng the site. More importantly, if you navigated away from the newspaper's own site you'd miss their fascinating story about real life Willy Wonka George Cadbury and the model village he built for his human Oompa Loompas outside of Birmingham in the 19th cenutry. News you can use, indeed.


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