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Roy Fielding
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    Information and Computer Science, 1991 - 2000
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    Principal Scientist, 2010 - present
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Dear Google,

Thank you for honoring the history of the Web. I warmly remember those days in 1995 when companies used the web for brochure-ware and designed their sites with the top 30% of the browser window entirely occupied by lame marketing logos and rarely-used menu options, the left 30% of the window entirely occupied by a tree of even less used folder categories, and the right 30% of the window entirely occupied by unwanted tips, thereby leaving the reader with two-thirds of a 40% scrollable center column to see the actual page content in some arbitrary font of that site's choosing. Granted, the content may have been the only reason users wanted to visit a site, but trying to find the content made the Web just a little more exciting.

However, while I appreciate the nice gesture in honor of the W3C TPAC meeting this week, I do hope you plan on returning Reader to a somewhat more readable design next week. Reading is, after all, the whole point of using Reader, so maybe you ought to consider that the next time someone suggests a redesign.

Cheers,

....Roy
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I remember Google Reader.
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