The Internet as a Slideshow

I miss popups.

Back then, at least you could close the window and quickly continue reading the content.

Now, link after link, site after site, I find myself staring at a page wondering “Where’s the rest of this article?” only to realize “Oh, there’s a next button. Right above the ad I almost clicked that also has a next button.”

And doused in ads and scripts and tracking software, every page is a beast to load.

It’ll be interesting to see how long this kind of user experience will continue.

Or maybe time heals all wounds, and I’ve forgotten how truly terrible popups were.

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