August 28, 2005

Trackbacks: A tragedy in three acts

Writing about web page http://www.antseyeview.com/archives/001653.html

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.

Hey ho.


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