Saturday, December 08, 2007

In praise of the pointless

Right. That's what the title says.

Since its early days the web has encouraged a type of creativity which defies all utility and yet is strangely satisfying.

Here's a few websites that serve no earthly purpose that I can think of - and yet have been around for years.

Why would anybody like to use a virtual online stapler? Yet there it is - looks the same today as it did ages ago and still fun to use. (remember to turn up the volume when you 'staple')

This perhaps take the cake. No description needed, just visit above and be baffled why this site exists. And yet exist it does - and has for at least 7-8 years if memory serves.

Here's another one that's been around for ever. I have no idea if this is a joke or actually does anything. Except that it is sometimes strangely satisfying to go to Hell in your browser !

This one actually does something when you go there, but I will not spoil it. As much fun today as it was a decade ago!

Well I guess this post will also have to pass into the pointless category by definition - but who's to say what is really pointless....

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