Google to sell banner ads

Search giant Google plans for the first time to sell ads that include images, a surprise reversal for a company that has won regard for its pioneering use of text-only marketing pitches and for keeping its home page religiously free of banner advertising. —Google to sell banner ads (ZD Net)

I’m still waiting to hear back from Six Apart regarding their educational license fee, but here’s hoping that Six Apart and Google will both resist the power of the Dark Side.

Today I’m feeling something like the way I felt when I learned the sweet, intelligent Catholic girl I had a crush on the summer after high school was a fan of heavy metal music. More pedestals have come crashing down!