I got destroyed at a web-surfing competition
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I knew the web surfing contest was going to be hard as soon as Dragan Espenschied, a digital conservator and artist, explained the premise. Race across the internet from point A to B using only a one-button mouse: no keyboard, no search, no URL bar, no back button. It sounded almost impossible, even for someone who spends all day online, and that was before I found out my competitors had been training.
“I practiced a bit,” said John Urquhart, one of three BuzzFeed employees present, with a…