The web will improve in 2003

From the annals of the completely obvious, e-agency reports that the web will be better next year: the coming year will be good for the economy — — both users and providers, buyers and sellers — and warned that the collective wrath of consumers will force the demise of intrusive advertising formats like pop-ups and pop-unders.


Good, there’s a group of people who are watching the grocery stores and those evil “frequent shopper cards”. This is why we need … we know your food preferences, but the store shouldn’t know how to sell specific products to you. Telling us that you are on a low-sodium diet is a far cry from telling someone who profits from it that you are on a low-sodium diet. And if you’re a chocoholic, nobody knows.

Popular Music of 2002

The #1 and #2 genres of music in the US in 2002 are rap and country. This proves that Americans are mostly stupid rednecks. And boy, what a lousy list of #1 albums throughout the year: Creed, Alan Jackson, J-Lo remixes!, Alanis Morissette, a K-Tel-style CD of pop remixes (the one we see advertised on TV), Celine Dion, Ashanti, Kenny Chesney, Big Tymers, Musiq, another mix CD from P.Diddy et al, Eminem, Nelly, Dave Matthews Band, Bruce Springsteen, Toby Keith, Dixie Chicks, Elvis Presley best-of (!), Faith Hill, Santana, Jay-Z and Shania Twain. No kidding, that’s the list. People are buying remix CDs and Best Of CDs too!