Web-design (How Not To)

Seen recently on a mailing-list I receive:

These guys stock 29mm Crown Caps http://www.africancork.co.za

Went off to take a look at their website…

"You have to be logged in to view our products"

They have to be joking! I can only assume that they actively hate it when people want to buy their stuff. Needless to say, I bounced.

Do people really still misunderstand the nature of the web that badly when we’re already more than 10% of the way through the 21st Century?