Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Online Newbie (Geekspeak: "Noobs")

You know they say we're running out of servers and bandwidth to keep the Web running, right? I think I posted about this a while back (November 2007, to be exact).

This might be the reason why the Internet is so stuffed.

175,000 movies ... 64,000 concerts ... 344,000 audio recordings ... 1 million books ... plus a history of every web page that ever existed.

I am O. Ver. Whelmed.

On the other hand, the next time you get a "404-Page Not Found" error, head over to the "Wayback Machine" located here and bang! There it is!



An Introduction to Things Everyone Else Has Already Seen
Sub-Title: Don't Forward This!

Two Paragraphs or Less: Writing An Email People Will Actually Read

The Economic Improbabilities of Nigerian Princes

Origins and Proper Use of the Caps Lock Key

Should I Forward This Email? Three Questions to Ask Yourself

Lose vs. Loose: The Eternal Struggle

Links You Should Never Click: The Advanced Class

You Are Not the 1,000,000,000 Visitor - Why You Didn't Win

The Psychology of Web Page Design, or "Don't Click That Ad!"

[BB Spot's Top 11 Archive; edits and additional material by Mark Raymond]


WORDS for YOUR WEEK: "The Internet is the world's largest library. It's just that all the books are scattered on the floor." (John Allen Paulos)


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