I’ve been clicking the “remember my username and password” button for years, now. But it never matters, does it? Not on websites, not even on local files sometimes. Sure, there’s some things that work. AOL Instant Messenger. Steam. Yahoo Messenger.
But in all the years I’ve been using it, Yahoo Mail doesn’t actually remember a damn thing. Neither does MSN Passport, despite making sure I’ve got a username and password saved. Some sites remember. WordPress sites are good, Livejournal is good, and TVTropes bakes a fine cookie, but the vast majority of the internet never seems to remember what you tell it to. The button has been there for years, certainly, but not the function.