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Re: Sitefinder II, the sequel...
- From: Patrick W. Gilmore
- Date: Thu Jul 13 12:07:02 2006
On Jul 13, 2006, at 11:35 AM, Larry Smith wrote:
Is it? If you type "fobar" and the domain does not exist, is it rude
to return foobar? Or is it helpful?
Hmmm, while a "good" question - how about another example,
someone mistypes whitehouse.gov - do you return the "real"
the whitehouse.com site ???
Note: "and the domain does not exist". Whitehouse.gov absolutely
As a purist, I can see saying that's wrong. As a user, they like
easy. Hell, most of them us Windows & Outlook, so they clearly don't
care about things like "standards". Since they pay our bills, should
we listen to them?
Also true, and while I agree in "principle", if you transpose only
on your next deposit ticket - is it the banks responsibility to put
in the correct account - or is it simply your mistake??
Does the other account exist? And should the bank be checking the
name <-> account # association? I would argue they should. (But
know they do not.)
Either way, not really the same thing, IMHO.
Can someone show the Internet is going to collapse, or at least be
harmed, by being "rude" in this way?
I don't think the "net" is going to collapse, but I do think that
many of the
"things" being done are simply "making" (allowing/enabling/
users to be more and more lazy or what-ever term you want to
school if you spell the word tree as tre - hopefully your teacher
this. What we seem to be doing is saying it is ok to not know how
or even know what or where you want to go on the net - and I am not
that in the long term we are not doing more "harm" than good -
just as your
teacher would by allowing you to mis-spell words instead of
I think that's going a bit far.
By that token, we should lobby Microsoft to take spel chickers out of