To Our Readers, Sep. 25, 1995

When it comes to delivering information, computers have a lot of advantages over magazines, but being pretty isn't one of them. "There's nothing worse than trying to read text on a monitor," admits Janet Waegel, TIME's online design director. Waegel therefore took it as a challenge to reinvent the magazine's electronic editions, which appear each week on Pathfinder, Time Warner's site on the Internet http://www.pathfinder.com/time) and on America Online. Seven months ago, she and designer Ron Plyman threw out everything they knew about designing for print and started from scratch, trying to create a newsmagazine tailored to the online...

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