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Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Tale of Two URLs...

Today's post is in honor of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. There's a lesson at the end, so pay attention:

When, as I am sometimes wont to do, you enter www.stata.com into your trusty browser, you will find yourself confronted with this:



This is, of course the webpage for the very nice statistical package Stata.*

On the other hand, if you enter www.stata.org into your browser, you will instead be treated to this:



Which I can only describe as, from left to right: Jesse James- Outlaw Accountant; Charles the Emo Furry; and the Little Lebowski.

And the lesson? It's simple really: Don't skimp when you're registering your domain name. Even if you don't think you want that dot-org version, do you really want to find out who does?


* If your preferred package isn't Stata, fine. I don't care. That isn't the point right now.

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