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.

http://www.virtualstapler.com/

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')


http://www.purple.com/

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.


http://www.hell.com/

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 !


http://www.hat.net/abs/noclick/

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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