Small grumpy whinge

I was trying to post a comment on Rupert’s blog but stopped when I was threatened with registration. “Threatened”, you say? HOw else to interpret these “Benefits”: “Your ZDNet membership gives you many more benefits including entry to our community of IT professionals, access to some great competitions, free IT resources and whitepapers, tailored email alerts, and much more. Register or login below.”

Dear CNet: the trouble of registration is worth it to get away from “tailored email alerts”, “great competitions” and so on. In fact, I would rather give Rupert’s fiancée the gift of sexual access once again than offer you my email address or even go to the trouble of making up a fake one for you.

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2 Responses to Small grumpy whinge

  1. Rupert says:

    It’s not much comfort, but the registration process is high on the list of things to fix. Which never gets any smaller, no matter how many items we remove, but at least things move within.

    As for the gift of sexual access, I thought you’d have been too busy attending to the poet.

    R

  2. You don’t have to make up a *new* email address every time – use me@privacy.net, and by long-established convention all mail to it will be vanished.

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