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Websites That Don't Need to Be Made Anymore 161

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but there is a finite number of social networking or selling websites that the world needs. Here is a collection of the eight kinds of websites that absolutely don't need to be made anymore. I'd add dating sites and anybody who uses pop-up ads myself, but I think that would eliminate half the Web.

Comment Re:Why bother? (Score 3, Interesting) 531

A reason that some people feel JavaScript "isn't a good language" is because of the hurdles in developing cross-platform client-side web solutions. Most of this can be blamed on IE not following W3C standards for things like XML DOM (XMLHttpRequest). These hurdles are becoming less and less with IE's slowly waining market share. I used to have a similar opinion of JavaScript: that it was bloated and/or unnecessary. This changed when I actually began to learn JavaScript, and realized that it was a very elegant and capable language. Many APIs and toolkits already offer JavaScript scripting. Qt4 in particular, with its support of CSS style sheets and JavaScript scripting, is a fine example of how web programming paradigms can be used to enhance desktop applications. I think it would be nice to see JavaScript emerge as a ubiquitous "application scripting language".

Comment Re:this should be easy (Score 1) 282

Not only is a twittering remote not a new design, its something that few will ever want to use. Sadly, its just as easy to think of an unoriginal patent that people would actually use. "An electronic device used to connect to a blogging service to deliver updates as a result of user input or the device's state due to external observations." Could be a remote, could be a mobile phone, or even a computer. Let's patent "microblog service provider"!

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