Re: WWW Strengths & Weakness

Juha Nieminen (jniemine%JYU.FI@vm.ucs.UAlberta.CA)
Thu, 8 Jun 1995 08:29:37 +0300

On Wed, 7 Jun 1995, David R. Woolley wrote:

> Martin Owen makes a point I'd like to address.

And I would like to add little more, or maybe agree with little more words...
> This is definitely true, and it's a limitation of the Web that's important
> to remember. Nobody wants to read long textbook sections - or even a novel -
> on a computer screen. CBT designers long ago realized that they would
> quickly lose their audience if they forced students to wade through page
> after page of text.

I think here lies the difference, CBT is and was concidered as a
professional job, whereas producing Web pages seem to come very close to
normal word processing (for example Word 6.x with HTML tags). Are we
about see transformed "disease of A4" Web ?! How to prevent this ?

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