Re: Wild-eyed journalism [Stupid Idea Series]

Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Thu, 20 May 1999 07:47:40 -0700

Remember last year the company that got in legal trouble for
redirecting DNS mappings? It seems to me you can easily do the
same thing. Do you know how many sleazy sites have hidden
frames to generate hits for their advertisers--even after
you leave the site? Anyways, I can just imagine all the
anti-government rantings. If you can't hack into the site,
just smear it on some annotation service.

They've just opened up a whole new marketing arena. We could
charge them protection money to make sure that their company
doesn't get slammed by some competitor or disgruntled customer.
Say $.10 per month per page.


Ka-Ping Yee wrote:
> On Wed, 19 May 1999, Terence Sin wrote:
> > ------------------------------------------------
> >
> >
> >
> > At first glance, Third Voice's innovation seems "noisy"
> It's not really their innovation. Sorry to be indignant in public,
> but has been around for a long time. Check it out. Or,
> better yet, just go to
> Notice those little red markers? That's an inline third-party
> annotation. Third Voice's software looks slick, but it's not
> correct to say that it was first.
> If, on the other hand, we're talking about the idea of annotation
> rather than a Web implementation, we'd have to go way back to
> Engelbart and Nelson.
> !ping
> "Things are more like they are now than they ever were before."
> -- Dwight D. Eisenhower