"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
"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