“Dangling this” drip torture, or the “poor man’s clickbait”

It may not rise to the level of "torture," but it sure is annoying - the constant resort to a "dangling this" in hyperlinks intended to entice readers to click on them. What comes to mind, especially after observing its use, is the water drip torture - often referred to as "Chinese water torture" or … Continue reading “Dangling this” drip torture, or the “poor man’s clickbait”

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WAWDT: FCC turning off low-income access to broadband?

The item that prompted me to begin writing about "Why are we doing this?" (WAWDT) was a news report about the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision to rescind authorization for 9 internet providers to provide subsidized broadband to low income households under the Lifeline program (CNN; The Hill; Gizmodo). This is not the biggest … Continue reading WAWDT: FCC turning off low-income access to broadband?