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Is there a future for links pages?

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 13 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1207
  1. Douglas Carnall, general practitioner (
  1. London

    It has been almost 10 years since the internet exploded into common use. Those who were going to learn html and install servers have done so, institutions have found their internet policies and are sticking to them, and users have settled down into comfortable patterns of behaviour. The internet is no longer “hot”: like plumbing, we'll certainly miss it if it's not there, but the grand visions of those heady days seem wrecked on the rocks of institutions just continuing to do what they have always done.

    In the mid-1990s, when search engines' …

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