Imx Fix in my experience
 
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February 27, 2003 9:10 AM


Like most web surfers with more than day or two of experience under their belt, I hover over links all the time, and look at the status bar to gain a clue about what's on the other side of that link. Such was the case when I was at this page yesterday and hovered over a link that says "Viewtiful Joe Video Preview, 400x300 QuickTime, 30MBs".

The URL that showed up in the status bar ended with ".mov" so I thought a click would result in some delicious full motion video. Instead, I got a new page with a registration form asking me for money. Not delicious.

Now, I'm not against capitalism, or paying for original content in the form of huge Quicktime video downloads, but when a link lies to me, it annoys me. The last time I checked, annoying your users wasn't the best way to get more subscriptions, even if the content behind the annoyance barrier is a video preview of Viewtiful Joe (a game I anticipate with much drooling).

So screw it, I used Google to get what I want.