If you could un-invent something, what would it be? Discuss why, potential repercussions, or a possible alternative.
The annoying Captcha process when signing up for newsletters or joining communities online.
They have been designed to stop spammers attacking mail boxes. Please prove you’re not a robot? I know for a fact that I’m not, so why do I find it so hard to decipher these cryptic conundrums!?
I didn’t mind the odd one or two when it was first introduced for security reasons. Now LOADS of websites have jumped on the band wagon and implemented this response test. I find this particularly annoying as
1. Sometimes the codes are illegible
2. These websites have recorded MY details, so they can spam me!
It’s a funny old world :)