David Watanabe on Inquisitor’s Affiliate Ads

I’ve gotten a slew of emails asking for my thoughts on this report (which got picked up at TUAW) regarding the way David Watanabe’s freeware Inquisitor input manager hack for Safari inserts Amazon and Apple Store affiliate ads in its search results for certain terms. Watanabe has responded on his weblog, and I largely agree with him. It’d be better if Inquisitor’s affiliate link results were visually tagged as such in the result list, but I don’t think there’s anything scandalous about it.

Wednesday, 9 January 2008