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Emulating the physical world does not work on the Internet.

Ways to be better than reality:
  • be non-linear
  • customize service
  • be asynchronous
  • support anonymity
  • link liberally
  • support search and multiple views
  • be small and cheap
  • be free
  • ignore geography

Alertbox for March 8, 1998.

Added/Updated: March 23, 1998

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