I�m B.C. with a Top 5 that keeps �em honest: Top 5 downloads for idiots:
Applications you�d only fall for if this whole �computer thing� is STILL real new to
you. And even then, only if you�re stupid.
Hard to rank this list from CNET Download maven Seth Rosenblatt, so I�ll just
take �em in order of my increasing disbelieving apoplexia.
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#5: Make Up Instrument. It�s a makeover app that costs $50 to do what a whole
bunch of stuff web sites from Mary Kay to Marie Claire do for free. Of course,
those sites probably can�t �
�make fairy-tales portrait, make your body slimer, remove tattoo�.
But they also don�t conjure images of a whorehouse Manila.
#4 is Baby Keyboard. This one asks you to spend $20 to turn your $1,000
computer into the world most expensive busy box while rending the air about
home with the noise of repeated sound effects as your little one slaps away at
the keyboard. Makes a pretty strong case for TV and a bowl of Skittles as a
#3 is American Football Predictor. You can tell by the name this one�s from
some crafty Limey looking to pick some colonists� pocket to the tune of $150 in
exchange for football score predictions. Basically, it�s like one of those smug
greaseballs with a 1 900 bettting line infomercials but without the silver tongued
charm. And did I mention, $150?
#2 is a galling bit of chicanery: Aloaha PDF saver. Lets you save PDF forms
you fill out, which Acrobat Reader will not. But it does it for $64. Or, just
download something like Nitro PDF Free version and do the same thing.
But the #1 appalling download this time around is Date Doctor for Women. Oh
God. Ladies, you install this one, input a disturbing amount of information, and
then it coaches you with a battery of checklists of things you need to do to find
Mr. Goodbar, cuz, you know that�s how it works.
It also offers chestnuts of inspiration like �Get out as often as possible. Men
often become interested in girls they have seen around town a few times.�
Uhhh, I think that could be phrased better.
Now, for Downloads that are really good, go to the site that just proved it knows
good ones from bad: Download.com. Thanks to their Seth Rosenblatt for putting
on his waders and dredging these up.
I�m B.C., next time.