not really OT: eweek article 'Popup Ads Bad for Business'

Subject: not really OT: eweek article 'Popup Ads Bad for Business'
From: "James Jones" <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 09:13:57 -0600

Jim Rapoza wrote a good eweek article. Pop-up ads, especially the kind
you cannot immediately close down, are extremely annoying. I installed
Ad-aware and Spybot (recommended by someone at Earthlink) on my machine
and the problem has nearly gone away for me, but I know it's still out

How in the world people could come up with such a way to annoy others is
beyond me. I would tend to doubt that companies ever got back their
investments in this technology. And I believe they must have laid out
some pretty good bucks, judging from the relative sophistication of the

Jim Jones

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