The man who created pop-up ads has apologized for creating them.  Ethan Zuckerman, who created pop-up ads in the 90s, has since apologized for ever creating them.  It seems the company where Zuckerman was working was looking for additional revenue streams.  To rectify the situation, Zuckerman came up with the concept for the pop-up ad and the rest of the world has been upset at his invention ever since.

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