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[Xmca-l] Re: The Problem with ListServs



My Gosh! $200 for a hardback about a sperm humpbacked whale!

I think it does make an interesting presentation as a piecemeal work of Digital Turks, even if you prefer the dog-eared version, don't you think, mike?

I'd like to offer that there is an awkwardness to using Google off the LCHC homepage, in that it's not at the fingertips, but also Google is not a private search engine (though it is a privately owned company), and so it's not a preference for that reason (I use duckduckgo.com for my web searching, for example). 

I'm not saying I refuse to search because of google on the LCHC homepage, but I'm still remiss that there aren't kinds of ways of searching contents that are organized in a curated presentation, and so dealing with the search box at LCHC home, one must know what one is looking for before the search. This doesn't really lend itself to being friendly to newcomers. 

I'm looking for ways to browse the contents of the XMCA that would be likened to the ways in which I might browse a bookstore, following my nose.

Browsing and non-searchbox access would also allow novel topics to be saved or highlighted. Otherwise, those that might go off the beaten trail can be lost due to the weeds of time growing over new, trailblazing topics. The alternative is to commit them to memory, if one happened to be on the list at the time the topic popped up. This is not an elegant failure.

I'm all for elegant failures, you see!

:)

Kind regards,

Annalisa