Can We Clean The Dead Sites Out Of Search Engines, Please?
from the thanks dept
Tech columnist James Derk has written up a fun column detailing a bunch of recent tech annoyances -- some of which are amusing and/or dead on. For example, computer companies who overload your computer with useless, intrusive and annoying software that is nearly impossible to remove (for example, Quickbooks, which comes with some computers, and as Derk points out: "Most large businesses don't use Quickbooks, most small businesses already have it, and most consumers don't want it.") Another amusing (and unfortunate) annoyance he lists is a computer he bought with a non-standard power supply -- which the company has run out of, and no longer has a supplier for. In other words, when his existing power supply broke, that's it for the computer. However, the most interesting may be his request to clean out the dead sites from the internet. He's sick of sites that no longer exist clogging up search engines: "I am getting very annoyed that no one has cleaned the Web lately. Lots of the sites I find in search engines no longer exist. I would like a house-cleaning day where we purge all of the search databases and start over. We all ought to have a "do-over" day." Wouldn't that be nice?