URLs are a user interface

I like seeing urls containing e.g. /news/america/, inferring the logic, then manually setting it to /news/europe/. If that URL exists, this method is much faster than to spend up to a minute navigating their website, and it is so relaxing – zero frustration incurred! Zero eyeball time on ads.

Sometimes, a website can offer no better interface than predictable URLs.

Sometimes I want to send myself a link between devices, but I have to stop and think how to do that. (Do I email myself? Will the Share button even allow—ugh.) If the URL is short, I can just type it and let my logistics subagent keep napping.

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Created (3 months ago)