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occasional reader. Casual reader is another horse altogether, innit? One reader modified by time, the other by behavior. Being an GUI designer now, such distinctions are strategically informative. Could end up with Streaming Big Type, 200 word story limit or 30 sec-audio promos for ET podcast distributions.

So what I'd hope to show through my crystal ball above is two results of contigent tag assignment --volatility of location, ambiguity of SECTION attribute. (See how a Wordpress blog handles the dilemma. Scroll to Add Tag. Click it. LOL)

The "occasional reader", presuably prioritizing speed and accuracy in locating a particular class of article, could likely conclude over a period of time (say, months) the DIARIES menu fails to satisfy this expectation and is an unreliable method.

Especially if he or she cannot relocate a favorite article in the section last visited, because some number of other "occasional readers" migrated it elsewhere and the title is long gone from RECENT DIARIES list.

On the other hand, the occasional reader may appreciate the entertainment value --GOOG Feel Lucky Quotient-- "user-friendly" promotions add to ET navigation.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Jun 1st, 2009 at 11:55:59 AM EST
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