Monday, June 9, 2008

The Coolest Thing Since the Remote?

Recently, I received a forwarded e-mail with the subject line "What a handy website!" Hmm, could be interesting. So I scrolled down to the bottom of the e-mail until I got to this:

What A Handy Tool! WOW!!!!!!! THIS IS THE COOLEST THING SINCE THE INVENTION OF THE TV REMOTE CONTROL Just Point and click ! CLICK HERE > Pick a site ! "BOOM" There it is !

So I clicked and BOOM there it was: Perhaps the most pointless website I've ever come across. Apparently the folks at haven't heard of the "bookmarks" or "favorites" functions on a web browser. By the time you scroll down the page to get to, say, Travelocity, I could have booked a flight to Miami had a just typed t-r-a-v-e-l-o-c-i-t-y-.-c-o-m in the first place. And the "coolest thing since the invention of the TV remote control"? How about the Internet? Or cell phones? Or HDTVs? I'm all for a little over-exaggeration now and then, but this is too much.

Anyhow, that's my rant on - Check it out and then bookmark it. Oh wait...


Gilahi said...

Gad. Somebody thought this was a good idea? If your index contains every word in the book, you may as well just read the book.

Bobby said...

I found this site its like all my faves but better cuz you can add you own bookmarks and delete any bookmarks you don't like. Its free and totally customizable. Plus they give you a unique URL so you can access your bookmarks any where. Personally I like 43marks better and it's super clean. Allmyfave is to cluttered