Now, don't get me wrong. I understand pop-ups, pop-unders, and pop-in-your-face-and-make-you-wait ads. I hate them all. I also understand, from the inside out, that publishers need to pay the bills. But did they have to invent a form of ad that can bring a 1.5GHz, box-o'-badness computer to a crawl? The web is pratically unusable now. It's impossible not to overshoot. With even one, teeny Flash ad onscreen, the computer scrolls like it's rowing a canoe through a bog full of peanut butter. Then, once the Flash ads scroll off the screen, the thing starts flying toward the bottom of the page at full-tilt. There is no happy medium. Or, if there is one, the New Web sure ain't it.