Saturday, April 28, 2007

Yes, but what does it DO?

Jeteye Firefox Extension:
"Jeteye
by Jeteye Technologies, Inc.
Jeteye is a unique Web-based application and service that is designed for the next generation of enterprise and consumer use of the Web. Jeteye changes how we interact with the web, in an era where communication and social computing are more...
Version 1.0.2.20070118114558 — January 18, 2007"


I'm looking through firefox extensions, and found a lovely example of marketing rhetoric completely failing to sell a product in the space available.

What does it DO? Really? Can you guess from that description? Answers on a postcard.

3 comments:

Martin Belam said...

>> Jeteye changes how we interact with the web, in an era where communication and social computing are more...


I reckon it makes every paragraph you read on a web page trail off into...

And each time it does it to someone, it increases the astonishingly long product version number...

kim said...

Snort. Yes.

I think it might also change how we interact with the web by... (ponders)

...introducting javascript on to each page that affects your mouse movements, creating a irresistable gravitational pull towards sponsored links, then emails the advert to all your friends too! That fits the description, doesn't it?

Andras Zoltan said...

I was also looking through the list of Add-Ons for Firefox and was drawn to Jeteye because it was the only one where it was not immediately apparent what it did from it's introductory des...

After making a wise-arse comment to a colleague about how rubbish that was, because it meant nobody would ever download and install it - I clicked the link to find out more.

Most disappointed I was to discover that the rest of the 500-700 words lavished over Jeteye's amazing ability to do whatever the hell it does yielded absolutely ...

No thank you very much!