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David Pogue Supports 'Readability'

Posted by: Chris Lesinski | November 10, 2009 at 10:00AM

Oh look! Videos! Yesterday afternoon, the New York Times tech guy, David Pogue, wrote about a bookmarklet called Readability:

It’s a new button on your Web browser’s toolbar. With one click, it eliminates EVERYTHING from the Web page you’re reading except the text and photos. No ads, blinking, links, banners, promos or anything else.

Ironically, he wrote about it on his blog surrounded by (among other things) a flashing ad for AMD, affiliate links to buy his books and a video of him playing with a mobile phone.

I never figured out how to add the bookmarklet to my browser.  I was distracted by an ad called "I Got Rid Of My Yellow Teeth," and gave it a click because it seemed way more interesting than what I was reading.

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Surf the Web Through Louvers

Posted by: Chris Lesinski | June 4, 2009 at 3:01PM

The Kanye Vision Bookmarklet lets you view any web page as though you’re wearing shutter shades. Drag this link into your toolbar to try it out.

Shutter shades are useless in real life. But when you turn them into a bookmark applet, they suddenly become very effective at ruining anything you’re trying to view on the internet.


[via F.A.T.]