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Firefox replaces adverts with works of art

Pictures to hang in a gallery
Mon May 26 2008, 13:03

PUNTERS who are fed up with adverts on websites can replace the lot with tasteful art.

A new add-in for Firefox kills off advertising found on a page and replaces it with curated art.

Addart will work with the Adblockplus. While Adblockplus replaces each advert with a less annoying blank space, Addart will connect to an online database of artworks and dump them in the space.

The picture database will be updated every two weeks and include the work of contemporary artists.

The idea is being pushed by Steve Lambert, and developed by an outfit called Eyebeam.

We wanted to show you a picture of the INQ site with works of art on it instead of adverts, but our advertising manager, Dirk "quids in" Thrusting clutched his wallet, foamed at the mouth and turned puce. If it was not for the office defibrillator, which a former editor nicked from the underground, we might have lost him. µ



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