Thursday, December 12, 2002
I keep waiting for the part where they ask for your credit card number: I've long ("long" in the sense that anything that starts with "http://" can be viewed as such) been a user and admirer of xrefer. It's a great source for quick and varied information on a word, phrase or concept. When I went to the site recently, I saw a link to an announcement. I thought to myself: "Ahh, the other shoe has dropped. It's going to be a subscription site only, or they'll only give you the Winne the Pooh reference." Fortunately, I was wrong, with the exception that they're dropping the Oxford University Press labels (no small thing, but still). So, a lukewarm "huzzah" and let's hope the site can sustain itself.