I need reading lessons or something.
I know that when people read on the web, they often skim. But I seem to forget that I'm one of those people too.
Someone pointed me at this story a little while ago and I
read skimmed it (twice) as "Yahoo Mail will be providing 100MB of 'virtually unlimited' storage" which is obviously a dumb thing to say. We all know that Gmail offers 10 times that, right?
So I pointed this out to someone else (who also needs reading lessons I guess, but will remain nameless) that also agreed it was dumb.
(In case your counting, that's three people who collectively "read" the story a minimum of five times.)
You can see it coming, right?
I then sent out an e-mail to a whole bunch of people and essentially asked whose bright idea that was. Inevitably, a few moments later I re-read the message for the third time and finally got it.
The "virtually unlimited" is for paid users, while the 100MB is for everyone else.
Oh. Okay. That makes sense.
I, of course, now feel rather stupid and in need of reading lessons.
Crap! I should setup a procmail rule now to route the pending "hey moron!" replies to the trash.
Too much on-line skimming and not enough real reading can damage your brain. Consider this your warning.
Posted by jzawodn at May 13, 2004 04:05 PM