Web two point oh

14.01.2007 14:02

Do you think all this Web-two-point-oh You-control-the-information-age stuff was made possible by fancy XML, Javascript and other technologies I haven't heard about?

Wrong. I think user-provided content on large web sites was feasible only after the use of Captchas became wide-spread. All web pages would be filled with links and advertisements for casinos and porn sites without this inaccessible, politically incorrect and unfortunately also the only reasonably effective way of detecting a living brain on the other side of the HTTP connection.

This post brought to you by last year's disappointment at the impossibility of creating a spam-free comment system that is accessible from a text-only browser (and ignoring specialized solutions such as this interesting example).

Posted by Tomaž | Categories: Ideas

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