If you're reading this, it means some part of you enjoys surfing the Internet. Maybe you even enjoy spending an enormous percentage of your day doing ...
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Call me a Luddite if you like, but I keep wondering if it might not make some sense to have at least one outpost left in our over-wired world that just says no to glittering disks and glowing screens.
If I want to watch a movie now, I just search and download or stream on Netflix. My browsing is limited to the genres "end-of-the-world" and "suburban dysfunction," which Netflix says are my favorites.
The online "e-card" is probably the closest to an actual "thank you" while still being virtual. Yet in my mind, how close does a real greeting card even get to being sincere?
If you're just interested in what's new, you now need to visit twenty or thirty categories all over the store to see what's new in each one. Behold the art of browsing, enhanced.
Busy as the store was, cashiers had nothing to do but chat with each other and answer the occasional reference question. City Lights had become a free browsing service for Amazon.
The conventions of the book require an obvious organizational structure. The multi-media web is the new book--the Supernovel --and it is inherently open-ended.
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