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Vikas Kamat
 Vikas Kamat is a programmer- entrepreneur living in Birmingham AL. This blog is a complex mix of Indian culture, life in southern USA, computer sciences, and sports. Opinions are his own.
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Experiments in Ad. Layouts Durable Link to this BLOG
For a many many years, Kamat's Potpourri did not feature any advertisements, honoring the wishes of its creator. Then I argued and convinced my dad that for any institution or publication to survive and grow, it must support itself, and started carrying carefully chosen, non-obstrusive advertisements.I have thus far strongly resisted the demand to carry pop-ups, pop-unders, and even intense animations.

Now, due to advertiser pressure, I am experimenting with the new big, bold advertisements on Kamat's Potpourri. It looks like these box ads (as they are known in the industry) seem to be here to stay.

Like Bob Dole used to say "I just can't win!"

See Also:
• (Feb 02): Net Banners Getting Bigger
• Flash is 100% bad and how to turn off Flash.
• Non-intrusive Text Ads


Update Nov. 20, 2004: I have yanked the box. Sorry, no distracting advertisements for you!

(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Monday, November 15, 2004
Last Modified: 11/22/2004 8:40:49 PM

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