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NPR reconsidering clueless linking policy?

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peoplepopPerson was signed in when posted
06-21-2002
06:30 AM ET (US)
hey all! Please: someone like the EFF (ahem, hint!) should pressure Google and others to take a policy wherein any company with a 'deep linking' policy is REMOVED from the search index.

Please, guys! It would be too sweet.
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Cory DoctorowPerson was signed in when posted
06-20-2002
11:26 PM ET (US)
Cool people or not, his remarks, as reported in Wired News, are either the remarks of someone who doesn't know any better (a fool) or someone who knows better but chooses to say things which he knows to be untrue (a liar).

NPR has already done the wrong thing, not once, not twice, but a hundred times. They did the wrong thing when they but up that outrageous form (a nice commentary on what is wrong with that form is on my friend Teresa's blog at: http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/2002_06.html#000330).

They did the wrong thing when they received email from numerous people who criticized the policy, both gently and forcefully and responded with bullshit rationalizations, lies and double-talk.

Dvorkin did the wrong thing when he gave that ridiculous interview to Wired News and made statements that no person employed by a news agency should every have made.

I will celebrate when NPR's outrageous, stupid policy is reversed, but I won't congratulate them for doing the right thing...finally.
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illwayPerson was signed in when posted
06-20-2002
11:14 PM ET (US)
Cory,
First, I'm letting you know that I "called you out" on my blog, not so much because I disagreed with your point, but because you dissed NPR's ombudsman, Jeffrey Dvorkin.

My opinion (see http://www.illway.com) is biased because I've met the man and have watched him at work. As I said in my post, he's cool people, and if NPR does reconsider their policy on deep links, you should give them public props.

I will not be surprised at all if Dvorkin and NPR do the right thing.

Take care.
illway
Edited 06-20-2002 11:14 PM

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