Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Back when the internet was fun...

Do you remember way back to 2005 when the internet was fun?

Wanted to check the progress of the NCAA tournament during the day? Just go to http://www.espn.com and your browser refreshes automatically as the action happens.

Read some industry chit-chat during your lunch hour? Open up your favorite news aggregator and read away.

Two years ago I wouldn't have thought twice about forwarding a funny email to friends & family.

Try to go to http://www.espn.com today and you'll likely have to "justify the business need" to three levels of management to get your scores.

My RSS newsfeeds quit working a couple weeks ago. Doesn't matter that 90% of them are industry related, they're not business appropriate.

I stopped forwarding emails to some friends and family because I was tired of getting the bounce messages from their email filter. It's just not the same when you have to tell the joke over the phone and explain why 18 goes into 54 more times than 54 goes into 18.

Ah, the price of progress.


Anonymous said...

trust me - we don't want the forwarded emails.

Anonymous said...

I'm still trying to figure out how to convince people to post their docs and images on web pages rather than sending a gazillion bytes of pdf files. Not to mention the big stuff like video. And the little stuff like trimming forwards. And the polite stuff like attribution.