I don't consider something that tells me what it is doing in the same
way I do something that pretends to be something else or doesn't even
admit to being there. I don't think its spyware.
On 18-Feb-04, at 19:49, Bill Boogaart wrote:
> The Google bar is considered to be spyware as it watches what you do
> on your PC. Would you trust it to block popup ads?
> At 05:06 PM 2/17/2004, you wrote:
> And, you could also d/l the latest Google Bar - that has a popup
> blocker in
> it (it can be manually turned off for your selected sites if some
> require a
> second/popup screen to work properly)
Douglas Adams' rules that describe our reactions to technologies:
1. Anything that is in the world when you're born is normal and
ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
2. Anything that's invented between when you're fifteen and thirty-five
is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career
3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural
order of things.
The Salmon of Doubt. 2002.