Paging Google News

Feature request for Google News, please…

I would greatly appreciate it if, when the text-only version of Google News is selected, the redirect software was also smart enough to redirect you to a text-only version of the selected article, if available.

The reasoning behind this is simple: people select the text-only version for a reason, probably (like me) because they’re bandwidth-limited. Do you have any idea how long it takes to read three stories on a 9600 bps dialup connection? Well, my browsing would be greatly expedited if Google could automatically select a text-only version of the news story I click, rather than forcing me to wait for the entire graphics-laden version to load and then locate a text-only link on my own.

Am I the only one who thinks this would be a useful and desirable feature?

posted by Chris on 19 July 2004 at 2139 in computing


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