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Useless Things You Have to Do on the Web

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, June 3, 2004
20 years ago

1. Typing "h t t p : / /"
2. Typing "w w w ."
3. Closing pop-ups
4. Increasing the font-size on a web page
5. Waiting while you are downloading things
6. Waiting while you are uploading things
7. Waiting while your PC starts just so you can go online
8. Sorting out spam emails
9. Deleting spam emails
10. Remembering dozens of passwords
11. Logging in to dozens of sites
12. Waiting for a bloated page to display
13. Ignoring gimmicky, blinking ads
14. Installing plug-ins, codecs, Java and a multitude of players to get something to work
15. Patching your browser
16. Scrolling through spammed search results
17. Tackling buggy beta sites
18. Registering for every discussion forum
19. Tracking down contact information on a web site
20. Remembering web site addresses

Any others?

Eythian [PersonRank 1]

20 years ago #

While I'm browsing your site...install Firefox and Thunderbird for browsing and email ( They get rid of: 1,3,8,9,10,11,13 and 15.

Corni [PersonRank 1]

20 years ago #

"7. Waiting while your PC starts just so you can go online"

takes about 3,5 mins on my machine ;-/

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