CAPTHCAs are a terrible, terrible solution to a technological problem. But at least these CAPTCHAs acknowledge that the person typing is not only not-a-bot, but a human being.
CSSquirrel shares my feelings on the email notification anti-pattern.
Yes! Charles Stross speaks the unspeakable: that advertising is fundamentally “wrong”.
He’s right, y’know.
Good Reads is responsible for one of the most egregious abuses of trust â€” using the password anti-pattern to spam your address book. Micki has the details.
Brothercake looks at the problems, issues, and alternatives to requiring a human to prove that they're not a bot.
Andy Baio does a nice bit of investigative journalism in exposing the social network spammer hired by The Times. The internet treats crass marketing as damage and routes around it.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you spam, make pretty pictures.