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Aug 03, 2007, 04:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin Streicher)

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"In the Internet age, people want information packaged like fast food: served instantly, hassle-free, and in bite-size (or is that byte-size?) morsels. Indeed, to feed the impatient and hungry masses, even the most modest Web site is now expected to serve a diverse menu of fast-fact formats:

  • "RSS is your pizza guy, bringing fresh-baked data right to your door.
  • "The weblog is your local Chinese take-out, delivering your favorite spicy dish.
  • "The forum is the neighborhood potluck (or perhaps more aptly, the food fight scene in 'Animal House').
  • "And search is like all-you-can-eat night at your local cafeteriaplex: Just fill up your plate with anything your heart desires, time and again, so long as your gullet--and your chair--hold up..."

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