by Lore Sjöberg
There was a time on the Web where you couldn't
put up a picture of your cat without receiving
numerous bogus awards with names like "Really
Exceptional Site And We Mean That Award."
While by and large we're pleased that such awards
are now nearly as scarce as the green Tamagotchi were
last summer, we can't help but think wistfully back
to the days when we were all winners, even the total
Which brings us to the matter at hand.
way to shore up the Web's sagging self-esteem than
with that venerable tool of grade-school validation,
the Certificate of Participation? Just enter your
name below, and we'll churn you out snazzy and
largely meaningless Certificate, suitable for
putting on your Web page, or framing in a really
really small frame.