INTERNET WHINING….I am increasingly running into websites that ? deliberately? inadvertantly? ? disable the “Back” button on my browser. In a related development, the LA Times, as part of its relentless campaign to be the most annoying news website in the world, now features a new kind of popup ad that (a) doesn’t get caught by Firefox’s popup filter and (b) disables the scroll bar so you can’t read the whole story until you manually close the ad.

As near as I can tell, there are now more people dedicated to making the internet unusable than there are people who actually use the internet. But it was nice while it lasted.