Trackbacks: A tragedy in three acts
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It's by now a well-rehearsed argument both here and elsewhere, but this is the funniest restatement of the problem with trackbacks that I've come across. It begins:-
BEN: Honey pie?
MENA: Yes, sugar bear?
BEN: Do you ever get the feeling that itís too much trouble to leave a comment with a link if you want to tell someone that you wrote about their post?
MENA: Not really, sweetums.
BEN: Hm. Well, I do. It sure would be nice if there was some way my blog could just tell the other blog that I wrote about it automatically…
And the conclusions? The one that rings the biggest bell around here is:-
Systems that donít think about security up front end up paying for it down the road.