Friday, October 11, 2002

before you close that unwanted pop-up ad...

If you haven't had the chance to visit the illegal art project, make sure that you schedule in a time to view the site soon. The first couple of times I went, I looked around at the graphics, and barely scanned the text. The pictures were compelling enough to guarantee return trips, but make certain that you read some of the words that go with them on the pages.

AND, before you close that pop-up box that shows, when you first arrive, make certain that you read the terms and conditions of use of the site. It's not your run-of-the-mill, garden-variety set of terms. I've gotten to the point where I just close pop-ups without looking at them. It was a mistake the first few times I went to They are worth reading carefully. One paragraph from the agreement:
This Website End User License Agreement accompanies the Web Pages and related explanatory materials ("Crap"). The term "Crap" also shall include any upgrades, modified versions, or repaintings of the Website licensed to you by either The Prince of Wales, a sentient washing machine, or my old Rabbi (the one who used profanity). Please read this Agreement carefully. At the end, you will be asked to accept this agreement and provide this Website with a warm, lingering, creepy hug. If you do not wish to accept this Agreement, simply click the "I do not accept" button while forcefully shoving your computer off the back of your desk ("Card Table").
It gets sillier from there.

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