[rumori] Webwasher

From: Every Man (Every.ManATpressthebutton.com)
Date: Fri Mar 23 2001 - 08:51:03 PST

...and all the advertisers stop paying, and sites that used to be free become pay sites. With tech stocks in such a crisis, this is ingenius. Download it now!

On Fri, 23 March 2001, Don Joyce wrote:
> > The Most Dangerous Piece of Software in the World - by Jason
> >McCabe Calacanis
> >
> >by Jason McCabe Calacanis
> >
> >No, it's not Napster. It's not Freenet, the anonymous, global,
> >non-traceable P2P system. And no, it's not the highly addictive
> >"Age of Empires II." The most dangerous piece of software on the
> >Internet today is built by a spin-off of Siemens, the huge German
> >conglomerate. It is called WebWasher; and simply put, it is
> >awesome.
> >
> >WebWasher instantly and seamlessly removes all advertising,
> >cookies, and pop-up ads from your browser with the promise to
> >maintain your privacy while saving you time and money by reducing
> >all the bandwidth taken up by online advertising. It is an
> >undeniable value proposition.
> >
> >Software like this has existed in various forms over the years, but
> >nothing I've seen is as seamless and user-friendly as WebWasher's
> >latest version. This is not to say non-techies are going to start
> >installing it, but in my estimation WebWasher is about two versions
> >and 12 months away from going mainstream.
> >
> >For the past couple of weeks, I've been using WebWasher and seeing
> >just how powerful it is. The New York Times' site suddenly feels
> >clean and uncluttered: Gone are the talking skyscraper ads and
> >multitude of mini-buttons and banners all over the site. From home,
> >where I'm writing this today, I'm forced to use a 56k dial-up
> >thanks to my DSL provider suddenly going out of business (uggghh!).
> >WebWasher really makes a difference in this situation, making pages
> >load about 50-percent faster. I can't wait to use it the next time
> >I travel overseas and can only get a 28.8 or 14.4 connection.
> >
> >Visiting CNet with WebWasher is one of the scariest experiences you
> >can have as a publisher, because its new "big box" vanishes without
> >a trace, leaving the text to flow seamlessly down the page like it
> >used to.

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