SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: SIGIA-L: site recommendations
Re: SIGIA-L: site recommendations
From: Karl Fast (karl.fast_at_pobox.com)
Date: Thu Aug 16 2001 - 10:42:09 EDT
> > I'm not 100% convinced either. When I voiced my skepticism he cocked
> > his head and said "Look, at some point we have to move beyond
> > alphabetized lists."
> Why? :-)
> It took something like 75 years for books to get page numbers, and
> we're still using them after all these years!
Ahh, good question. Tim didn't mean that alphabetized lists were a
bad idea. Moving beyond doesn't mean "drop them."
What he was getting at (I think, this is my interpretation and
memory of the conversation) is that our traditional techniques are
great. BUT, let's not think that we've already figured out all the
best ways to display and navigate massive electronic information
Nothing wrong with page numbers and alphabetized lists. But hey,
there was nothing wrong with radio, telephones, television, and
books either, and gee, isn't this Internet thing great?
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