Wednesday, January 14, 2009

video schmideo

Is it just me? Am I the only one who thinks the internet is for reading, not for watching?

Too many news sites are too lazy to type out the news stories and find it easier to post the videos. Am I just of a different generation? I want to click on a story and read it. At my own pace. I don't want to wait for a video to load and be forced to watch a commercial and then sit and listen to the banter of some talking head.

1 comment:

Gordon R. Durand said...

I agree. I want the internet to sit still while I read it. That's why I installed FlashBlock.

Another thing that annoys me is animated gifs. To fix that, type "about:config" in the address bar, filter for "animation", and set image.animation_mode to "once".