November 10, 2005
I’m switching browsers, from Camino to Safari, which basically completes my transformation into a total Apple Whore. The only thing keeping me from switching earlier was the lack of an adblocker, and a friend recently clued me into PithHelmet, an adblocker for Safari that uses the same rules as the original firefox AdBlock plug-in. However, when explaining this change of heart to The Pos, he pointed out that ad revenue is important to the functioning of a small business; by blocking ads I was cutting off funding to sites that I frequented the most.
Pos has a sympathy for the small businesses that I do not share; his tenure at The Spec has left him uselessly biased in this case. However, I find that his and other people’s arguments against the individual use of AdBlock falls into these categories:
Written by Will who lives and works in New York. You should follow him on Twitter.