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www.PlayShakespeare.com Launched
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0394  Thursday, 21 June 2007

From: 		Ron Severdia <
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Date: 		Monday, 18 Jun 2007 16:09:14 -0700
Subject: 18.0387 www.PlayShakespeare.com Launched
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0387 www.PlayShakespeare.com Launched

Firstly, I should thank Mr. Weller for honoring PlayShakespeare.com with 
a visit. Secondly, I should say that the glossary on our site is a work 
in progress. The component which enables this functionality is being 
totally rewritten by our web developer (due to some newly- discovered 
limitations), which has halted the entry of more glossary items as well 
as any adjustments to the existing items. This accounts for the small 
number of items (a few hundred at the moment). But once  development is 
complete (another week or two), we aim to have upwards  of 5000+ items 
over the coming weeks, at which time more variations  on existing items 
will be added.

While our site is by no means perfect, we welcome criticism and feedback 
in order to improve. But if Mr. Weller (or anyone else on this list) has 
any issues or observations, it would appreciated if they were shared in 
the forum. Snide remarks like "Enough said, I think." are only weak 
attempts at showing superiority. Feel free to head over to the forums 
and share your opinions or criticisms.

Speaking of superiority, we actually feel we have a superior system than 
anything on the internet for reading Shakespeare's texts. The reader 
merely rolls over the word they don't understand and the glossary 
appears. No line numbers. No extra pages. No popups. No unnecessary 
clicks and it's unobtrusive to the reader. And when we complete 
development, the new version will have a few other tricks as well. 
Well-experienced Shakespeareans won't have a great deal of use for this 
feature, but they don't account for a major portion of the 1 million 
hits we've had since our April 23, 2007, launch.

Thank you, again. I look forward to your positive suggestions and 
engaging debate! :)

Ron Severdia
PlayShakespeare.com

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