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?

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Friday, December 05, 2008   3 comments links to this post


At 5 Dec 2008, 18:03:00, Blogger 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.

At 7 Dec 2008, 20:52:00, Blogger iain said...

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

At 7 Dec 2008, 20:57:00, Blogger eolake said...

Aha, thank you.


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