Re: Click here?

Subject: Re: Click here?
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2001 13:49:23 -0800

"Hart, Geoff" wrote:

> It's hard for me to imagine anything less than 20 years old as being
> "archaic", though I confess to being old enough (pushing 40) to consider
> "archaic" as referring only to things older than me. <g>

In this context, "click here" means "anything left over from the
last wave of techno-fetishism." In other words, anything more than
two years old. :-)

> I'm generally comfortable with hyperlinks that simply read "More
> information", with the underlining meaning "click here to get..."

Yes, "more" does seem to acceptable where "click here" isn't. I'm
not sure why, since either one is more wordy than a plain link.
Probably, it's just another fad of thought or behaviour, mindlessly
followed, and there's no special reason for the preference. However,
"more" does seem common on more technologically oriented sites,
especially news sites like Slashdot or the451.

Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
Contributing Editor, Maximum Linux
604.421.7177 bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com

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