Google Toolbar

Cory Doctorow posts on Boing Boing: “Why you should love Google’s toolbar

Many web people have been critical of Google’s new Toolbar, which allows its users to choose to have the pages they view parsed for things like ISBNs and have them auto-linked to Amazon, or have Vehicle Information Numbers auto-linked to a VIN registry.

Okay, that’s cool. A toolbar of tools the user uses to manipulate a page is okay. What I objected to was anyone browsing to my pages and not seeing what I have written. If they want to hack it from there, well, that’s the Internet. That’s okay.

The Google Toolbar only works in IE. That’s uncool. Their choice.

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