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 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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