Is there a point to pagination anymore?

By Deane Barker on April 7, 2012

The End of Pagination: Jeff Atwood makes the case that pagination may just be an outdated concept.

I can understand paginating when you have 10, 50, 100, maybe even a few hundred items. But once you have thousands of items to paginate, who the heck is visiting page 964 of 3810? What’s the point of paginating so much information when there’s a hard practical limit on how many items a human being can view and process in any reasonable amount of time?

I’ve talked about this before: The Pointlessness of Category Archives.

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