Dan Morrill works in Interactive Media and Cloud delivery systems for Comics Forge as the COO. He has been blogging since 2003 covering different emerging technologies, management and information security. Dan works as a founding member of a number of startups, including Startup Academy International and Dead Tree Comics. His interests are in intellectual property protection, piracy, and information security as it applies to cloud computing. He also has a deep interest in media, mobile computing, and education.. His personal blog is here,  his other pro-blog is here .

One response to “Who controls what happens in your browser”

  1. schultzter

    I think the issue “who controls what the server sends you” is a bigger concern than what’s rendered in the browser.

    People new the web get caught-up in the flashy ads on the side (and overlaying) the real content. But I think once you get used to it you develop a mental filter that subconsciously blocks the ads out – especially on sites like Facebook where they’re so irrelevant (Google’s ads on their own sites tend to be extremely relevant but also less intrusive, it’s interesting the ads I’m drawn to use relevancy rather than obtrusiveness).

    It’s kind of like the TV generation – they only have to pee during commercials, their bodies have adapted (Darwin would be so proud).

    On the other hand bandwidth is, and will always be, a limited resource. And a resource that we as the consumer will ultimately pay for. So being able to tell a server only send me what I want, don’t waste my bandwidth with stuff I don’t want/ask for is an issue. It may come down a formalization that in-order to receive content A you must accept content B (like Ars Technica does, but taken to the point of recognized legal precedent).