Teaching Evolution

A blog devoted to teaching evolution, both in our schools and in our communities.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Yahoo: Democracy Bad, Allah Good

Just to make sure we're all clear: If you're using a Yahoo account to promote Democracy in China, Yahoo will turn you in to the Chinese authorities.

And if you have a name like Callahan, you can forget about Yahoo giving you an e-mail address. Why? Because "Callahan" has "allah" in it. And we can't have anyone using the name of "allah" in a Yahoo e-mail address. Of course, Yahoo is more than happy to give out e-mail addresses that have names like Jesus or jehova. But not allah.

Gmail and Google are vastly superior to Yahoo from a technical perspective. And from a moral perspective. What on earth is anyone doing still using Yahoo?


At 10:39 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Yahoo! has been acting very douche-like as of late. From a technical perspective, the new Yahoo! web mail application has been getting some rave reviews. It's still in a limited beta release, so you may not be familliar with it. I've been using it for a couple of months, and while I find it visually stunning, I don't think that duplicating the MS Outlook e-mail client interface in a browser is the right approach for web e-mail applications. It doesn't help that it appears to be much more resource-intensive than original Yahoo! mail or GMail. I am running it on an unsupported OS (Linux) on an ancient machine, but GMail is very usable on my primitive setup while Yahoo! mail struggles to keep up.


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