I thought 2004 and 2005 was about doing the web the right way. Newsfeed technology, lightweight semantic markup, no forcing of style down people’s throat.
I was obviously wrong: I just unsubscribed from Engadget’s newsfeed:
* Permalink link embedded in the main markup. No thanks, I already got that permalink elsewhere.
* Technorati links. No thanks, I do already know about Technorati. And if I hadn’t known, I probably wouldn’t have been too interested.
* A separate comments link. To the same place the permalink is leading. No thanks.
* An “email this”. No thanks, I won’t spam my friends. Neither should you encourage it.
* A copyright notice. Oh well. I already knew I was subscribed to Engadget, and I know that your stuff is copyrighted.
* A text telling me there were ads. Not that I see the ads, because my feedreader suppresses external content (by default _and_ by choice).
All of this fluff stuffed in markup which I, at best, would consider being “all 1995”. Goodbye.
The reinvention of the broken wheel
Posted by Arve on 2005-07-02