[lit-ideas] Re: The Fog of War

  • From: Scribe1865@xxxxxxx
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 19:21:28 EDT

In a message dated 5/19/2004 12:19:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
dsavory@xxxxxxxxx writes:
Type in "weapons of mass destruction" but don't just hit enter, 
choose the "I'm feeling lucky button." Look carefully at the results.
This is a money-making hack. By artificially inflating their hit rate, the 
hackers got it positioned to the "Lucky" status. They get a percentage of the 
click-through when you take the link to buy their T-shirt.
Sign of the times: even social protests are designed as money-making ventures.

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