27 March 2006

On that word verification thingy

Aren't you irked just a bit (actually, quite a bit) by the necessity to weed out up to 9 letters from a jungle of junk, risking your eyes and sanity in the process and to punch them in correctly, all this in order to publish your worthless opinion on somebody's worthless blog?

And the reason given for it: to prevent some wicked person(s) spamming that worthless blog?

If the word verification were happening in real life, for example, done by IDF to Palestinians on the checkpoints, somebody like Amira Hass would have been screaming their head off. I can already see it:

COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT OF THE BLOGGING COMMUNITY!

INNOCENT BLOGGERS SUFFERING BECAUSE OF A FEW MISCREANTS!!!

Please oh please, stop this plague!