Links versus Pointers

From a journal entry dated 15/09/96

Spent about two hours yesterday with David Findlay reviewing the on-line version of […] What struck me is the importance of storyboarding a site: taking account of the possible paths through the site and indeed making sure one does not succumb to the desire to link everything to everything. The adage you “can’t get there from here” is very apt for Web development.

You can get to a place that will get you there. A pointer is sometimes more valuable than a link because the effort to follow a pointer involves an investment greater than following a link.

And so for day 553

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