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Steve Gershik <[log in to unmask]>
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Steve Gershik <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 21 Oct 1999 08:22:03 -0700
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I took at look at the site.  I think it makes several
important statements that we need to heed as we move

- That the more cliches appear in a flash animation,
the higher the tempo of the music

- That many talented visual designers still don't
respect the user's time on the web and think people
want to be passively entertained

- That if the days of the web being a source of
information are numbered, I should take up another
line of work, like knitting.

This site gave me a headache.

--- Kristin Zibell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello Web gurus,
> 1. What do you think and how do you feel about this
> Web site*:
> *You need a sound card and shockwave for the full
> effect.
> 2. I think it makes two important statements that
> speak loudly in favor of the
> future of the Web:
> + The days of the Web being a source of information,
> like a library, are
> numbered. It will no longer be recognizable from its
> initial browser-based form.
> I think that it will be an all-sense all-consuming
> interactive experience Web
> site to Web site. Mind you, not like the hype about
> virtual reality, but it will
> affect our lives as much as our cars and our
> televisions.
> + The HTTP and TCP/IP protocols will no longer
> govern what message goes over the
> medium, but rather they will just be the underlying
> method, the hidden structure
> of all networked interfaces.
> 3. I think it makes two statements that speak loudly
> in defeat of the future of
> the Web:
> + The separation between the technology have and
> have-not will increase more
> dramatically than it already has.
> + You can't accommodate all users everywhere. This
> highly-visual, advanced
> message delivery will provide more usability
> problems. The Web will go through a
> rebirth without having solved the problems from its
> original inception.
> Sincerely,
> Kristin Zibell
> IBM  |  AS/400e User Technologies


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