Friday, December 05, 2008


The Pogue-O-Matic is an interactive shopping virtual assistant. As you might expect from David Pogue, it's at least as fun if you don't do anything at all.

Here's a strange thing: after I select a feature of the product type I'm looking at, my computer remembers my choice... even if I go to another browser! How the hell is that done?


Ray said...

"my computer remembers my choice"

I don't know Macs, but on a PC, the active memory (RAM) works along with a Page File of recently-accessed items, so that returning to those is both faster and easier than starting from scratch. The page file is usually a percentage or proportionate to the size of the RAM or Random Access Memory, and is adjustable if necessary.

iain said...

Flash cookies, the latest sneaky way for websites to track visitors.

eolake said...

Aha, thank you.