Give NVidia your e-mail for easy drivers

There have been a number of issues I've encountered recently that make me want to create this new category: That's just wrong.

The big one I want to write is about Google, CDNs, and lazy Web Developers.

But for now - NVidia.

I went to their website to use the GeForce Experience which is supposed to make it easy to detect and get the latest drivers for your video card. But what do I see?


You'll notice, everything is grayed out. You can't do anything in this helpful app until you fork over some money personal information.

Thankfully, I'm not the only person who has noticed this and complained:


One of my favorite comedians, Mitch Hedberg, comes to mind:

I bought a doughnut and they gave me a receipt for the doughnut... I don't need a receipt for the doughnut. I give you money and you give me the doughnut, end of transaction. We don't need to bring ink and paper into this