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A funny thing happened to me on my way through a website today...I got mugged! And, it wasn't first time either...in fact, it's been happening more often than I care to admit.
What do I mean? Well...just bear with me, for a few moments, while I recount a similar event, but in an entirely different environment.
On main street of our town, a new hardware store opened a few weeks back. Being type of guy who regularly watches Tim Tool Man, I just hadda go, right?
When I get there, it looks all very nice, new paint, bright lights, lotsa great adverts onna windows, all very enticing. So...I go in, bbbzzzzzzzz, fall through darn buzzer (usta be 'tinkle, tinkle' on door...much nicer in those days), and meet this guy standing there, pad in one hand, pen inna other...
He smiles thinly - and I wonder why I think of a wolf - as he says,"G'morning, sir, and what is your name, address, post code, city, country, phone number, occupation, number of children, marital status, type of car you drive, how old is it, blah, blah, blah..."
By this time, my head's spinning, and I'm sure I'm having a daymare - as my daughter likes to say - as I hear him, dully now, droning on and on, and I finally manage to turn and stumble outta there, eyes glazed, gasping for air...
Rest easy...that didn't really happen to me, of course, at that new store. In fact, exact opposite...I was totally ignored! ;-((
However, all too often now, whenever I arrive at some websites these days, there seems to be a thought that we all must give up a mountain of personal information before we are allowed privilege of buying their products! Name and email for an ezine subscription, fine; ask for any more and that's just plain arrogant.