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Re: [ontolog-forum] Thing and Class

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From: Christopher Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 12:17:07 -0500
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On Sep 17, 2008, at 11:58 AM, Pat Hayes wrote:
> The whole joy of the current state of the Web, seems to me, is that  
> searching needn't be ad-hoc. I can search the Web for a factual or  
> technical question very rapidly and with a great deal of focus. A  
> couple of years ago I realized that it was usually quicker to find  
> something using Google and Wikipedia than it was to walk across my  
> office and take a book off a shelf. The Web has become a better  
> memory than my own, and I'm very happy with that. I don't use  
> bookmarking much simply because its slower.    (01)

Indeed, as a Mac user, with Spotlight and wonderful utilities like  
Launchbar and Quicksilver that remember all of your searches and every  
web site you've ever visited, I rarely use my bookmarks, even though  
they are rather nicely catalogued -- I just hit a hotkey (bring up  
Launchbar, usually) and type the first couple of characters of a  
desired web site and its URL usually pops up among the first two or  
three choices on a menu.  After a couple of presses of Ctrl-n to  
scroll to the URL I want, hitting Return brings the page right up.  As  
one who grew up on Emacs and resents having to move his hands from  
their natural position on the keyboard, I find this vastly superior to  
mousing through a bunch of cascading menus.  YMMV, of course.    (02)

-chris    (03)

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