Message-Id: <199608302348.QAA29359@germany.it.earthlink.net> From: "David Perrell" <email@example.com> To: "Abigail" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com> Subject: Re: My Friday-Before-Labor-Day Diatribe [Was: Frame document structure] Date: Fri, 30 Aug 1996 16:47:39 -0700 Abigail wrote: > Or do you want to defend that MSIE and Netscape _do_ care > about content delivery in the same way as they do for > "whiz-bang gizmos"? Nope. > I wished the Web was being used to deliver information, > but currently, there is more to find on Usenet and ftp > sites than on HTML pages. I seldom `browse' the web > anymore, and I've haven't written a piece of HTML in > months. It just isn't making sense anymore. I don't understand this kind of criticism. I've found a great deal of information on the web with both interesting content and attractive presentation - information I would never have found otherwise. Interested in Irish history? Check out http://www.emory.edu/FAMINE/ and read the London Illustrated News and Punch from the period of the Irish Potato Famine, along with the original engravings. Take a link to the National Archives of Ireland and search their database for ancestors exported by the English to Australia or America. Want to learn Gaelic? Examples with sound are to be found at the University of the Highlands (http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/beurla/Gaelic_lessons.html). What I most often fail to find is obscure computer-related information. Nevertheless, there's a wealth of historical information available without much effort. It _is_ getting harder to separate the grain from the chaff when doing searches, and it will likely get worse before it gets better. But to say there's no content worth browsing implies limited interests. (On the other hand, too much information too easily accessed can be boring. Time to do a search on XXX and forget about grain.) David - whiz-banging can be fun in moderation.