In favor of short pages

A reader who has read parts of the long project also read an early version of this essay and disagreed with the request for longer pages.

Unlike your first reader . . . I do tend to prefer shorter nodes . . . following the development of an idea not within the page, but along the linked fragments that make up the many reading paths. I always find that, when the medium is taken all the way for what it is, it ends up communicating more efficiently and all the fragmentation finds its cognitive re-composition in my mind.

If I am to follow a link, I don't like the idea of leaving behind me a lot of unread text . . . . To me the combination of small nodes, a good amount of links, and navigational aids, is the best.

Her experience agrees with some of the comments from the three reviewers.