In 1955, TV was free," Kenealy said, "and two generations later most people pay for it. There was a built-in reluctance to pay for TV until it got so much better than broadcast. That's what I think will happen with the internet.Except, as Adam L. Penenberg remarked last year in his Wired News piece What, Me Register? requiring subscriptions (even free ones) goes against the spirit of Internet users. His informal survey showed that
"More than half of respondents admitted they invent some or all of the information they provide to online news sites."His own alter egos include names like Jed Clampett, Mustang Sally or Freddy Fudbuster.
if I find a story, perhaps via Google News or via other methods, and I am continually being required to register…If micropayments are unlikely to take off this year (again), and if registration only works well for the largest information providers, Yahoo may have the answer…
1) I probably won’t read the article at that site and/or I will find another place to read it,
2) I will begin reading my news from alternate sources on a more permanent basis, or
3) I will just find something else that catches my interest.
Explore the topical links on this page for more information on our services and features. If you are unable to find your answer using our Web site's help pages, click the "contact us" link at the bottom of any of the topical pages in this section to e-mail our customer service department. We'll be happy to assist you.I "explored" but could find nothing to suggest why they are refusing a credit card other US merchants have accepted. So I click the "Contact Us" link. It takes me back to the same page - a timewasting circle!
How can we structure on-line materials to enable learners to explore at varying depths, either a quick glance, a brief look, or a more detailed examination, according to their own interests and needs?So that a reader being offered a link can choose which depth of coverage they need or want (at this time). Just as in a classroom different students (at different times) will hope for different lengths and depths of response to questions, so readers of an instructional hypertext will hope for different lengths and depths in an explanatory link.
perhaps into a tri-partite division of brief, light, and detailed treatments.This is very similar to, but slightly more complex than, what we are proposing for the online Bible Dictionary. For that we are envisaging articles that would have both, a short (one or two paragraph) entry, and a fuller one - roughly like a glossary entry and an encyclopedia article. Sean adds to this:
The feasibility study has found that institutional research repositories are viable and practical for the New Zealand research sector and recommends a number of actions to:In 54 careful but inspiring pages this is worked out in surprising and hopeful detail, even down to the necessary link to PBRF (Performance Based Research Funding the way institutional funding is linked to research performance including publication.)
* establish a national framework
* support institutional initiatives
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