It's about time, I'd say. I can't describe the amount of time I've wasted trying to figure out the CAPTCHA in order to send a poem or interesting article to a friend or two. Good riddance I'd say.
However, I'm not sure the replacement is a whole lot better. I don't know about you, but after the last election campaign--in fact, well before that--I have become sickened with advertising in general and especially with ads that are intrusive and virtually mandatory. For example, when I go to Yahoo to check out an article--perhaps one about the budget or war--I am subjected first to a 30 second ad for a new car, lite beer, or a remedy for erectile dysfunction, delivered at increased volume, before I can even begin to view the site I'm interested in and make a decision about whether it's worth my time or not. That means listening to 30 seconds of nonsense as a requirement to make a five second decision. And there's no way I know of to bypass or squelch those ads. If I want to evaluate the news site, I have to listen first to an ad. Wrong, wrong, wrong.
Internet advertisers kill text-based CAPTCHA
A welcome to readers
As a resident of this planet for more than four fifths of a century, I have enjoyed both successes and disappointments in a wide variety of vocations, avocations, and life experiences. This blog satisfies my desire to share some thoughts and observations--trenchant and prosaic--with those who are searching for diversions which are interesting, poignant and occasionally funny. I also plan to share recommendations about good/great movies I've watched and books and articles which I've found particularly mind-opening, entertaining, instructive. In addition, I can't pass up the opportunity to reflect publicly on how I am experiencing the so-called Golden Years. Write anytime: