Practice safe coding; always
wrap your HTML structures wear a condom.
If a new survey is to be believed, that confusing line could be a public service announcement -- and for the 11 percent of Americans who reportedly believe HTML is a sexually transmitted disease, it would make perfect sense.
- 42 percent thought a motherboard was the deck of a cruise ship.
- 27 percent of respondents incorrectly identified a "gigabyte" as "an insect commonly found in South America."
- 18 percent mistakenly believed Blu-ray was some sort of marine animal.
- 13 percent thought an MP3 was one of the robots in "Star Wars."
- 12 percent thought USB was the acronym for a country in Europe.
In reality, a "motherboard" is a fundamental circuit board in a computer; "USB" is a tech standard for connecting devices; "Blu-ray" is a format generally used for playing high-definition video, and an "MP3" is a file type for compressed audio.
The results were gleaned from a survey of 2,392 men and women, aged 18 and over, who were presented with a list of terms, some of which were technology-related. Respondents then selected one definition for each term from a set of three multiple-choice answers.
While iMediaEthics has linked the study to a public relations firm specializing in "viral services" and "stunts," a spokeswoman for the agency told The Huffington Post "the survey is 100% genuine and not a publicity stunt."
STD or not, it's safe to say no one likes dirty HTML code.