Overheard: Word of the Day

Oct 2 2007   12:41PM GMT

Overheard – Beware of widgets bearing gifts

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

cory.gif “Widgets have become the unexpected buzzword of 2007; just a few weeks ago I discussed how they can be used for marketers to disseminate information.But I’m realizing that this buzz is eerily similar to the buzz that surrounded desktop applications in the late ’90s.

Desktop applications and embedded applications became hot — right up until they became overused and exploited. Basically they morphed into a nasty little term called “spyware…”

Cory Treffiletti, If Widgets Morph Into Spyware, Bad Things Could Happen

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