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Re: Mail order catalogues was Re: Cognition Simulation

From: Anne Pemberton <apembert@erols.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 18:04:15 -0400
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.0.20010827175044.009f5ec0@pop.erols.com>
To: "Jonathan Chetwynd" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>, "WAI GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, "Marja-Riitta Koivunen" <marja@w3.org>
Jonathan,
         I stopped buying clothes online a) because I had to keep looking 
at the catalogue for usable pictures of the garments, and b) they weren't 
selling their petite line online; I had to call anyway ...

         I stopped buying groceries online because the sites didn't provide 
the nutritional and other details on the label.

         In the first instance, the problem was with the graphics and 
service, the second was the failure of the site to provide all the text 
available ... both can be a problem ... a person with various health 
problems that require a strict diet cannot shop without label information. 
And no woman is going to guy a garment without a pictures that show the 
styling .... and sizes! arggghhhh! Why don't online clothiers share their 
size charts???? (maybe they are now, I haven't checked in a long while)....

                                         Anne

At 09:09 PM 8/27/01 +0100, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
>How many mail order catalogues can you name that don't include pictures?
>
>what else informs your purchasing decision?
>     the styling and brand logo?
>     a celebrity endorsement?
>     price?
>     does the text really help?
>
>I think everyone can see that text is only a small part of the process....
>
>
>
>jonathan chetwynd
>IT teacher (LDD)
>j.chetwynd@btinternet.com
>http://www.peepo.com         "The first and still the best picture directory
>on the web"

Anne Pemberton
apembert@erols.com

http://www.erols.com/stevepem
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