they’re still at it, you know. they never really stopped. & when one of those useless newsletters i used to think might be useful comes in with the subject line saying “leave those links blue!” (yes. with an exclamation mark.) i become more or less furious. i’m not sure fury is the appropriate response, but hey, gotta go with what i’ve got here. here’s the argument: all the links on the internet should be underlined and blue, because people are stupid. sure, sure, people are stupid, i’ll concede that, but honestly, if there’s anyone still out there that becomes hopelessly confused and thinks that an entire page contains nothing to click on just because the links aren’t blue? they should get off the internet and go back to mining navel lint full time.
*breathe* ok, now i know that in a business setting it’s important for the bottom line to cater to anyone capable of buying no matter how much of a bottom feeder they are. fine. but there are so many ways to make it imminently clear that a link is clickable (for instance, including the text “click here” in the link), it just requires a little creativity. so what we have here is people who don’t want to think, pontificating on the subject of how other people don’t want to think, concluding, ‘don’t make us think’.
you know what i think? i think we should ban ‘link blue’ from the internet entirely. make people think, dammit. THINK.