It's personal taste - you do it your way and I'll do it mine. I have a
search box - and sometimes I use it. Mostly, however, I prefer to use
Google's home page.
For one thing I often find it quicker to search for pictures of what I'm
after rather than pages. That's easier to handle from the main Google
Yes - but it's no harder from the main page and it's right there in
front of me, just as the search box is right there in front of me.
There really is no significant difference - just two ways to do the same
Funny, I have four places I want to go to straight away in the morning.
I want to see the Alex cartoon on the Telegraph web site, I want to see
the weather forecast for my postcode, I want to see the stock market
overall situation (FTSE in particular), and I want to see the Beeb main
news web site. So I have buttons for those.
So I've never understood the point of a homepage. Not that this appears
to affect the millions of dumb Windows users whose home page seems to be
Microsoft, or the outfit that built their PC, or whatever. They sit
there and patiently wait for it to load, then go on to do something else.
"That excessive bail ought not to be required, nor excessive fines imposed,
My homepage is located on my machine, so it loads instantly.
On it are links to almost everything that I look at regularly.
My homepage (which I generate from a spreadsheet) is used by all of my
browsers and all of my machines, and even the machines of my friends.
So when I'm using their machines, all the links are in the same
position on thescreen. I can highly recommend this idea.
Interesting, have been exploring the sadly depleted extent of gopherspace
lately (and we won't ask what happened to Veronica). I've been thinking
of running my text-based blog via a Gopher gateway, it's not much but
it's a start.
Serendipity: http://www.leverton.org/blosxom (last update 29th March 2010)
"The Internet, a sort of ersatz counterfeit of real life"
75/300 and Prestel was my first experience of any 'public' service.
I do remember trying to get a megabytes worth of files from the USA over
a 2400 dialled into the east coast, though.
Eventually took all might. 50k at a time.
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