*Home* page (was Re: HP-HIL update)

From: Robert F Schaefer <rschaefe_at_gcfn.org>
Date: Fri Jul 19 13:09:00 2002

> --- Doc Shipley <doc_at_mdrconsult.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, 19 Jul 2002, Joe wrote:
>> > Ah! That makes sense now! Love that Google! I use it so much
>> > that
>> I've set it as my home page.
>> Doesn't *everybody*?
>> Doc
> Nope... I use "blank" - loads faster, especially when the network
> isn't cooperating (usually problems connecting to DNS servers).

Why in the world would anyone use something other than a blank page? You
still have to tell it where to go, and at least with a blank page you don't
have to wait for it to load.

> Now... I _do_ Google several times a day, but I *like* the blank
> page as my home page.

I've found it's faster to type the query into the URL and search from there
than to load google and then fill in the blank. Probably the single
biggest reason I like google-- the URL for a search is pretty easy to

Between a blank home page and searching from the address line, it really
cuts down on the delay. That's important when the shared (!) company modem
(!!) won't connect over 26k8 due to the lovely condition of the phonelines
out here in the boonies.

> -ethan


BTW, when would be a good time to stop by and look at that printer?
Received on Fri Jul 19 2002 - 13:09:00 BST

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