The pictures of bubbles of fizz on the label on the bottle are enticing but they are no subsitute for feeling the bubbles fizzing against my teeth, the sound they make felt rather more than heard.
The two appraisals of simulation, simulacrum are five years old but still seem current. Much of the information they reference is immune from date concerns such as the thinking of Aristotle. But there’s a lot of it. The writing is proper and measured. The writing is dry and not engaging.
The initial portal is compelling. It is presented as if a series of doors opening on to rooms full of knowledge. It is clear and simple. But a bit dull.
The information is presented but perhaps a list would be sufficient. Conclusions would be best succinct. And finally, for me the web is as much a place of images as it is a place of text. Some images would be nice.